One of the best lockdown-inspired tracks to date
Jessie Atkinson
12:09 14th August 2020

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More gorgeousness from The Magic Gang this afternoon - another slice of forthcoming second album Death Of The Party. '(The World) Outside My Door' is the most pensive single to be taken from the album to date.

A final teaser of the new LP, this new cut is just as strong as its Northern Soul predecessors, but meditative rather than guaranteed to get you up and dancing. Light and breezy then increasingly sinister, it's a very smart piece of songwriting that touches on some of the day's most pressing issues.

"First thing in the morning, I'm gonna make a change" Jack Kaye sings from the bedroom he appears to have spent lockdown:

On the song and its connection to quarantine, Kaye said: “I had this real sense that everybody around me was taking part in history while I was holed up in my bedroom trying to write an album. It’s quite a guilt-laden song about feeling that you should be doing more.”

The track follows 'Make Time For Change', 'Take Back The Track', 'Believe In Yourself (The Arthur Theme Song)', 'What Have You Got To Lose' and 'Think' as part of the forthcoming Death of the Party album.


07 – Dublin, Academy 2
08 – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
09 – Liverpool, Arts Club
11 – Cardiff, Tramshed
12 – Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
13 – Gloucester, Guildhall
15 – Nottingham, Rock City
16 – Southampton, The 1865
17 – Brighton, Chalk
18 – London, EartH
19 – Norwich, Waterfront
21 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
23 – Newcastle, O2 Academy 1 (with Blossoms)
24 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (with Blossoms)
25 – Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
26 – Hull, Arena (with Blossoms)
27 – Leeds, O2 Academy (with Blossoms)
29 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)
30 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)
31 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (with Blossoms)


01 – Oxford, O2 Academy
02 – Birmingham, 02 Acdemy (with Blossoms)
03 – Manchester, Arena (with Blossoms)

Death of the Party arrives 28 August via Warner.

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