Pet Envy has been a staple band at Lightning100 since their formation in 2015. We have featured them for their singles “Lunch Money,” “MiddleMan,” and “Slower,” and continue to spin their captivating tracks. Spinning Unrest said “Pet Envy pretty much sums up all of Nashville’s awesomeness (and then some) via a catchy and upbeat sound that’s hard not to love.” And we completely agree.
The band continues to amaze listeners by combining pop, folk, and R&B vibes, and their newest release “Magic’s Gone” is no different. While the sounds of the band are the same, lyrically Pet Envy decided to go a new route. “We came up with the idea of something losing its spark or losing its mystique and the romanticized idea that you and this person could co exist is gone,” vocalist Shelbi Albert wrote in Pet Envy’s recent Instagram post. “It was time for [us] to write from personal experiences. It was finally time for Pet Envy to tell it like it is.”
“Magic’s Gone” is the first song to be released of the band’s debut album “A Modern Way to Stand.” Vocalist Jake Diggity wrote in a recent Instagram post about the new song’s unique album cover: “I knew I wanted each single’s cover art to tell a story and give a visual representation of the song.” Diggity wrote that he created a “surreal landscape,” implying leaving an old world for a new one. Pet Envy’s release cycle will accumulate a series of original artwork that will create cover art for their upcoming album.
Tune in all week long to hear “Magic’s Gone” as we feature Pet Envy as our Local Artist of the Week. Catch it live on-air at 100.1FM on your dial or streaming live at lightning100.com.
written by Cate Burgan