See Your Shadow Songwriting
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
I think the best words that describe See Your Shadow's music is The Human Experience. The songs that I write and produce and put together with the help of the See Your Shadow Network of Stars are pieces about the human experience as being part of the human race is truly the one things that ties us all together and the emotions that our music evokes are all universal.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
I think my favorite part is the songwriting itself being able to tell these stories brings me a lot of joy and I also love putting together, directing and coming up with the concepts for the music videos. That allows me to tap into a whole other set of skills.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
I am very meticulous when I am in the recording studio. A lot goes into the preparation. I have a set agenda and a schedule and I adhere to it. I am so anal that when I need my background singers to sing a line ten times, I hand them a lead sheet that has the line spelled out ten times, but even though I am meticulous, we always have fun because if you are not having fun what's the point.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
Well actually this is a very fun question because besides traveling, which I enjoy very much, I also host the world's only game show about oral sex, "Are You Worth a Rug Burn?" I really enjoy doing that and I am now developing the live action game show into a party game you can play at home.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
My admiration always goes to the musicians that bring the records to life. People don't realize that so much goes into a record and without the musician as the heart and soul there would be no music.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
Well all of our pieces are chock full of emotion as that is my signature as a writer, but I think the one that always resonates not only with me and with our fans is our breakout hit, "I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello". That song brings comfort to people and it brought comfort to me when I was dealing with the death of my mother.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
We sure do and are super excited about this. We are launching the See Your Shadow Summer of Diversity and Inclusion and anchoring it with our next single, "It Starts With Hello". You know every interaction we have with another person stems from us speaking that word and it's that word that allows people to embrace and begin the much needed dialogue to start to understand one another.
Tell us where fans can access your music.
See Your Shadow Songwriting Website
About See Your Shadow Songwriting
Producer and Songwriter Michael Coleman has been in the creative arts practically his entire life. As the Artistic Director of See Your Shadow Songwriting, Michael has been the driving force behind all the company’s artistic works utilizing the extremely talented vocalists and musicians that make up the See Your Shadow Network of Stars. As a lyricist, Michael’s writing style is filled with imagery and emotion and his lyrics stand alone as pieces of literature earning Michael two nominations as Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio. As a song producer, Michael applies an innovative production style and is not afraid to take risks, go outside industry norms or be edgy. Michael was the first to combine hip hop and country and western for his recording “Like a Kid Again” featured in the motion picture H2indO and Michael produced the first ever Techno dance version of the baseball classic, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”, as well as the edgy and controversial, over the top, LGBT themed dance track about oral sex, “Rug Burn”, which inspired a live action game show and board game. See Your Shadow Songwriting under the helm of The Metropolitan Cowboy has had three Number 1s on the iTunes Country Chart in South Africa, reached Number 2 on the iTunes Pop chart in South Africa, had a top 20 Christmas single on the iTunes Chart in Great Britain as well as a top 20 on the Christian Radio Charts.
Michael’s first love, however, has always been country and western and Michael is a member of The Country Music Association, The Americana Music Association, The International Singer-Songwriter’s Association, The Inspirational Country Music Association, The International Music Association and Nashville Songwriter’s Association International.