Release Date: 12 October 2018
"With his fourth solo album Love Is Magic, Grant has continued to evolve, creating his most electronic record yet, in collaboration with Benge (Ben Edwards), analogue synth expert/collector and a member of electronic trio Wrangler, Grant’s collaborators earlier this year under the collective name of Creep Show on the album Mr Dynamite."
"An epic of squelching synthesisers and breathlessly far-ranging lyrics – touching on everything from broccoli and cheese to ISIS – John Grant’s fourth solo album, ‘Love Is Magic’ leaves nothing untouched. An often absurd search for meaning in a world jammed full of white noise, violence and distraction, the prevailing message beneath the onslaught is a simple one: “Love is magic, whether you like it or not”." - NME
"To stumble upon a poignant passage such as, “In the halls and the churches / They were preening on their / Lofty perches / Indulging their conspiracies / And they were looking / Right at me.” As the twinkling synth-arpeggios swell over a wall of arcade lasers within the climax of “Tempest”, we the listener are reminded why Grant has become one of the most revered singer-songwriters of his generation. Persecution, escapism, and the torment of youth have seldom been so beautifully documented." - Popmatters