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Chris Michols is a fantastic singer-songwriter from Sweden who writes emotive and lyrically advanced music in the Rock, Alternative, Grunge, and Folk genres. His songs have been placed in commercials and the hit TV series "Dawson's Creek," and his albums have been downloaded over 100,000 times. With his first official full-length solo album just released, Chris continues to grow his fan base and perform at festivals and other great venues. His emotionally charged songs are perfect for Film and TV scenes involving romance, human relationships, and life journeys.

Chris Michols licensed songs to one of the world's largest energy drink brands, and he produced a song that's used in a long running TV commercial campaign now on it's 4th year running. He was a finalist in the competition Miller Fresh Sounds, and a finalist in the biggest national radio songwriter competition with major national airplay during 2012.

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DIFFERENCES   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A delicate breakup ballad. Shimmering acoustic guitar leads into an aching vocal performance that transitions in and out of falsetto. Shaker and light hand percussion join in, and harmonium and piano add texture. A great track for relationship dramas, breakups, missing someone, and regret. Male Vocals, Pop Music, Acoustic Pop
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DIFFERENCES   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A delicate breakup ballad. Shimmering acoustic guitar leads into an aching vocal performance that transitions in and out of falsetto. Shaker and light hand percussion join in, and harmonium and piano add texture. A great track for relationship dramas, breakups, missing someone, and regret. Male Vocals, Dramatic Music, Sad Music
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CAUSE & EFFECT (CLEAN VERSION)   (by Chris Michols )
A contemporary folk anthem. Male and female vocals intertwine, painting a picture of a person leaving a place or a relationship for greener pastures. The wordless chorus provides a melodic hook that will stick in your head for days, while strummed acoustic guitars and a big bass drum drive on. Mixed Vocals, Sound-Alikes Music, Mumford & Sons Soundalikes
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CAUSE & EFFECT (CLEAN VERSION)   (by Chris Michols )
A contemporary folk anthem. Male and female vocals intertwine, painting a picture of a person leaving a place or a relationship for greener pastures. The wordless chorus provides a melodic hook that will stick in your head for days, while strummed acoustic guitars and a big bass drum drive on. Mixed Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Pop
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HANGOVER   (by Chris Michols )
A swaggering rock song with lots of bluesy wah-wah guitar. Performed by 90s alt-rock band Dislife, featuring Chris Michols on vocals. Perfect for a dingy bar, the Sunset Strip, sleazy rock clubs, and live concert footage. Male Vocals, Sound-Alikes Music, Jimi Hendrix Soundalikes
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HANGOVER   (by Chris Michols )
A swaggering rock song with lots of bluesy wah-wah guitar. Performed by 90s alt-rock band Dislife, featuring Chris Michols on vocals. Perfect for a dingy bar, the Sunset Strip, sleazy rock clubs, and live concert footage. Male Vocals, Rock Music, 1990s Rock
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EVERYTHING & MORE   (by Chris Michols )
A driving post-grunge track with palm-muted electric guitar in the verses and a catchy, singalong chorus. The bridge gets close to prog metal territory with a tremolo picked harmonic minor guitar solo. Lyrics deal with people who need to be the centre of attention, craving endless love and adoration, Male Vocals, Sound-Alikes Music, Nickelback Soundalikes
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EVERYTHING & MORE   (by Chris Michols )
A driving post-grunge track with palm-muted electric guitar in the verses and a catchy, singalong chorus. The bridge gets close to prog metal territory with a tremolo picked harmonic minor guitar solo. Lyrics deal with people who need to be the centre of attention, craving endless love and adoration, Male Vocals, Rock Music, 1990s Rock
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FIREFLIES   (by Chris Michols )
A slow acoustic track in 3/4 time with strange, unpredictable chord changes and a chromatically descending melody. Spacey and dreamlike, incorporating acoustic guitars, volume swell pianos, organ, and dramatic timpani rolls. An imaginative and unsettling dreamscape. Male Vocals, Dangerous Music, Mysterious Music
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SINNER   (by Chris Michols )
A dark, minor key folk / singer-songwriter track. Fatalistic lyrics touch on atheism, metaphorical blindness, and the Sisyphean futility of repetitive, day-to-day life. A "tick tock" 2/4 rhythm drives the point home while eerie piano adds colour. A great track for sinister, plotting nighttime scenes, Male Vocals, Folk Music, Contemporary Folk
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LOST   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
Centered around a finger-picked acoustic guitar and vintage mellotron, this delicate folk ballad is perfect for drama, lost love, and friendship. A song about being lost, trying to be someone you're not, and finally cutting that someone adrift. Sincere, heartfelt, and romantic. Male Vocals, Sound-Alikes Music, Damien Rice Soundalikes
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LOST   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
Centered around a finger-picked acoustic guitar and vintage mellotron, this delicate folk ballad is perfect for drama, lost love, and friendship. A song about being lost, trying to be someone you're not, and finally cutting that someone adrift. Sincere, heartfelt, and romantic. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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TONIGHT   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
A fun, upbeat dusty desert rock track. Lyrics tell of a rocker's dysfunctional relationship with the spotlight. The music is equal parts country and alternative, harkening back to the 80s post-punk sound that would go on to define some of the biggest hits of the 90s. A fast-moving train of a song. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Southern Rock
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THE BUILD   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
Mysterious clock-ticking hihat is joined by a hypnotic clean low-tuned electric guitar and breaks into a stinger-ish short chorus riff & returns powered by a haunting house-like beat. Built up in variations of the main theme, great trailer music, intro to a crime scene or forensics lab ambience. Instrumental, Indie Rock Music, Emo
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TONIGHT   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
A fun, upbeat dusty desert rock track. Lyrics tell of a rocker's dysfunctional relationship with the spotlight. The music is equal parts country and alternative, harkening back to the 80s post-punk sound that would go on to define some of the biggest hits of the 90s. A fast-moving train of a song. Male Vocals, Sound-Alikes Music, R.E.M Soundalikes
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HAPPIER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A sensitive and heartfelt acoustic track. Lyrics describe time and distance making a relationship seem better than it actually was. Strummed acoustic guitars, hand percussion, and soaring falsetto vocals create an emotionally affecting track. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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THE BUILD   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
Mysterious clock-ticking hihat is joined by a hypnotic clean low-tuned electric guitar and breaks into a stinger-ish short chorus riff & returns powered by a haunting house-like beat. Built up in variations of the main theme, great trailer music, intro to a crime scene or forensics lab ambience. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Contemplative Music
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1961   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
An irresistibly catchy pop/rock song using space travel imagery to portray political isolation. Starts with acoustic guitar and quickly introduces a memorable electric guitar hook. The song gets more spacey and mechanical as it progresses, with beeping arpeggiated synths and robotic vocals. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Pop Rock
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BROTHER   (by Chris Michols )
A breezy and upbeat island-influenced acoustic rock track, with lyrics about a search for meaning. Bouncy, syncopated acoustic guitars are joined by reggae drums and bass, with a harmonica soloing overtop. The carefree, day at the beach mood belies the serious, searching lyrics. Male Vocals, Pop Music, Tropical Rock
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ALONE   (by Chris Michols )
A mellow singer-songwriter duet with lyrical themes of love and loneliness. Folky strumming, melodica, hand percussion, and vulnerable boy/girl vocals create a mood of longing, sensitivity, and romance. Perfect for network TV drama, lost love, and relationship retrospectives. Mixed Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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Y THE LETTER   (by Chris Michols )
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song where the lyricist describes trying to decipher the reasons for a breakup from a (maybe metaphorical) letter his lover left behind. Clever wordplay uses the letter "Y" to stand in for the word "why", as well as to symbolize the divergence of two people's paths. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Drinking Songs
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IF   (by Chris Michols )
A simple, pastoral acoustic guitar waltz with heartfelt lyrics about what might have been. Strummed guitar leads into multipart harmonies, setting the mood of a small church choir or country sing-along around the fire, but tinged with sadness and regret. Beautiful, thoughtful, and melancholy. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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SEEKER   (by Chris Michols )
A delicate acoustic waltz. Strummed acoustic guitars, tinkling piano, and mellow organ pads set a melancholy and reflective mood, while the lyrics ruminate on the inexorable passage of time. A tender and heartfelt track to accompany poignant memories or a retrospective of a life. Male Vocals, Rock Music, Acoustic Rock
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TIN FOIL HAT   (by Chris Michols )
A racing, energetic post-grunge rocker. Vocoder vocals give way to pummelling downstroke guitars and powerful drums. The gravelly chorus hook gets stuck in your head as the lyrics describe the paranoid ravings of a mind in decline. Perfect for action, chase scenes, martial arts, and highway racing. Male Vocals, Rock Music, 1990s Rock
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1961   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
An irresistibly catchy pop/rock song using space travel imagery to portray political isolation. Starts with acoustic guitar and quickly introduces a memorable electric guitar hook. The song gets more spacey and mechanical as it progresses, with beeping arpeggiated synths and robotic vocals. Male Vocals, Science Fiction Music, Space Rock
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CHEATER   (by Chris Michols )
An epic rock ballad of betrayal and revenge. Starting with an uneasy, modal piano, the song resolves into a huge chorus with pounding drums and soaring vocals. Great for dramatic underscore during an expository montage, a character coming to the realization they have been betrayed, a big climax, etc, Male Vocals, Rock Music, Pop Rock
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I COULD BE YOU   (by Chris Michols )
A 90s rock ballad from Chris' former band Dislife. Lyrics describe wanting to see the world from the perspective of another person. A classic modal groove supported by an alt rock rhythm section and hand percussion. The chromatically descending chorus vocal hook soars above the band. Male Vocals, Rock Music, 1990s Rock
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