Deep thoughts aside, the word magic came to mind again when hearing Jordan Rakei's "Selfish." This is not an extraordinary song; it's not Disneyland magical, but it doesn't need to be. There's a simple, ideal mix of soul, jazz, reggae, dub, and voice, leading to a feel-wonderful groove. The lyrics slightly throw me off, but after the two-minute mark when the trumpet tempts and I swoon, all is forgiven.
Rakei is based in Brisbane, Australia, and you can keep with his experimental tunes and hear about his upcoming EP on SoundCloud and Facebook.