MEDIC is Aaron Wagner, Dominick Wagner, and Andrew Black, a three-piece cinematic pop band based in Nashville, TN. With the stadium sound of U2 and Coldplay and the nuanced musicality of Sigur Ros, MEDIC creates an explosive, honest, and inclusive experience for true music lovers.

Their most recent single, “Smoke,” is the first release since the band’s relocation from Denver to Nashville. The song’s raw storytelling and swelling production may be seen as a departure from their previous releases, but the band sees the change as part of a natural progression and musical maturation. Bass player Andrew Black says, “It’s all part of the evolution of the band. We’ve been through a lot of transition and have had a lot of changes forced upon us in the last year. The sounds coming out of [Smoke] are a reflection of those personal experiences.” Drummer Dominick Wagner adds, “[The transition] has been scary and freeing. Simultaneously. There are still so many unknowns, but I know it’s going to be a great adventure.”

Aaron, Dominick, and Andrew have been playing together since 2011, but the band truly took shape last year in June 2016 with the release of their debut full-length album, “Olympia.” Since then, they have shared the stage with bands like Miike Snow, Switchfoot, The Fray, Paper Route, HalfNoise, and more. In order to grow with their music, they made the decision to leave their hometown in Colorado and relocate to Nashville, where they are writing songs and touring full-time. The band’s front man, Aaron Wagner has no regrets about the transition. “When we look back on our lives as old men, I want to say that, beyond having a certainty of success, we were true to ourselves. We spent years being paralyzed by fear and perfectionism, and we are finally in a place as a band and as a family to just create honest art and let the chips fall where they may.”

So maybe it is time for something new. New songs to sing, new dreams to dream. Maybe MEDIC is formed out of three guys who might be what we call idealists, but maybe it’s time for us to leave the cynicism behind and begin to embrace truth. Great things are coming from MEDIC.

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