The Old Magic
was Lowe's thirteenth solo album. Lowe told The Huffington Post
that the album was the result of an "ongoing work": "Well, I tend not to record albums as a 'piece' because I'm not really that prolific. I'll wait until I've got three or four tunes, and then I'll round everybody up and we'll go record them. Then, quite a long time might go by before I've got three or four more that I think can turn out okay. So, it's not really a project, each record. It's more of an ongoing work. Yeah, that's really how it works."