When The Magic Hits is the debut album by Canadian roots rock musician Adrian Sutherland.
Adrian Sutherland hails from the Attawapiskat First Nation of James Bay, Northern Canada. He is a singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, speaker, advocate and the intriguing frontman and founder of the band Midnight Shine. He is also a father of four, grandfather of four, a traditional knowledge keeper and respected cultural leader who is fluent in Mushkegowuk Cree (his indigenous language).
Adrian is writing his first book for Penguin Random House Canada about growing up in Attawapiskat, a very remote and sometimes harsh place that he still calls home. After being forced to build his own recording studio in a shipping container during the pandemic, Adrian completed his first television series and recorded tracks for his debut solo album.
After Adrian transitioned to solo projects after three albums with Midnight Shine in 2019, Adrian's debut single 'Politician Man', a protest song for Canada, reached #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown and won the Golden Sheaf Award for Best Performing Arts & Entertainment at Canada's oldest film festival . His next single 'Respect the Gift' debuted on The Strombo Show in Canada and American Songwriter Magazine in the US in early 2021 and reached #1 on the radio charts in May.
Adrian is deeply concerned about many causes and uses his music and voice to share first-hand perspectives on First Nations issues such as contaminated water, housing shortages, food insecurity, addiction and mental health. At a time when awareness of reconciliation is growing, he hopes Canadians will understand each other better and take further steps together.
01 Big City Dreams
03 magic hits
04 Once That Was You
05 Nowhere To Run
07 Right Here
08 Walk With Me
09 Make Me Better
10 Respect the Gift
11 Politician Man