Magnapop are a rock band based in Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 1989, the band has consistently included Linda Hopper as vocalist and Ruthie Morris on guitar. The lineup now comprises Hopper, Morris, bassist Scott Rowe and drummer Chad Williams. Their biggest singles to date are "Slowly, Slowly", "Lay It Down", and "Open the Door". Hopper—a native of Marietta, Georgia—was a member of the late 1970s/early 1980s music scene in Athens, Georgia, where she befriended fellow University of Georgia student Michael Stipe in an art design class.