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Dust in the Wind (Feat. Alex Nester)

by Magellan

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Reaching far into the heart and soul of music is what Alex Nester does best.

Pristine vocals, smoldering with old school R&B, are laced with an edginess reminiscent of Joplin. She takes an iconic Kansas tune and makes it her own on this guest vocal for rock band Magellan. Infusing a dash of Aretha, blended with the smoky soul of Joss Stone, and clearly, Nester has a grand slam.

Magellan's signature sound is unmistakable. From a band known for stretching boundaries, challenging convention and status quo, it's no surprise their latest release features a revisited track with a stunning twist.

On this guest appearance for Magellan, Alex Nester owns it. Let's not forget we are comparing a vocalist who once graced the stage of American Idol to a classic progressive rock band like Kansas. That's a stretch, in the mind of music snobs.

Nester has been making waves on her own, long after her stint at Idol was done. Flash in the pan? Hell, no. The killer vocalist takes us to church with her powerhouse vocals that speak of mortality. When the 3rd verse hits you hard with fire and brimstone, you almost feel as though you're warming the seat at a good Southern Sunday sermon.

It's obvious this soul queen will be around for a long time to come.
Does she do the track justice? Try avoiding a rush to judgment, throw on a pair of headphones, and listen without distraction to find out.
Rochelle Renee



Arranged & Produced by Trent Gardner
Performed by Magellan (Feat. Alex Nester)
For Magellan Songs
Executive Producer: Rochelle Renee

Composition: Dust In The Wind
Performing artist: Magellan (Feat. Alex Nester)
Song Writer: Kerry Livgren

Alex Nester's Hair/Makeup/Styling: La Niece McKay

Alex Nester Photo: C-Aye Purcell

Many thanks to Author Rochelle Renee for making this project possible! Her work can be found on AMAZON.


I close my eyes
Only for a moment and the moment’s gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes with curiosity
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

Now don’t hang on
Nothin’ lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won’t another minute buy

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
(All we are is dust in the wind)
Dust in the wind
(Everything is dust in the wind)
Everything is dust in the wind
(In the wind)


released October 2, 2015


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Magellan San Francisco, California

Magellan is a rock band from the SF Bay area, formed in 1985. Trent Gardner, the main songwriter is known for composing "Leonardo The Absolute Man" a rock opera based upon the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Lyrically,Magellan's themes are of the classic human condition and irony of living in the 21st century. There are spiritual battles, emotional conflicts,levels of battle with darkness, and more. ... more

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