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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, Acoustic Pop
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Full Track - Pop, Acoustic Pop
561972 4:43 Medium 115 USD $428.95  
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Bed (instrumental) - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
561973 4:43 Medium 115 USD $312.95  

CAUSE & EFFECT (CLEAN VERSION)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, Soundalikes, Mumford & Sons
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Full Track (clean lyrical version) - Soundalikes, Mumford & Sons
609184 3:51 Med Slow 85 USD $271.95  
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Bed A (bass stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608628 3:51 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
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Bed B (guitar stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608631 3:51 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
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Bed C (organ stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608633 3:51 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
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Bed D (vocal stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608634 3:51 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
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Bed E (instrumental) - Folk, Folk Pop
608632 3:51 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
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Bed F (drum stem) - Drums, Folk Drums
608630 3:51 Med Slow 85 USD $127.95  

HANGOVER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, Soundalikes, Jimi Hendrix
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Full Track - Soundalikes, Jimi Hendrix
602085 3:26 Med Slow 84 USD $270.95  

CALL ME   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A peaceful and loving acoustic track. Fingerstyle acoustic guitar accompanies a lyrical message of unconditional love and support. Electric guitar accents and light percussion join in to complement the calm, tender, and accepting mood. Great underscore for the reuniting of loved ones. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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Full Track - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
561968 3:02 Medium 110 USD $219.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
561969 3:02 Medium 110 USD $219.95  

FIREFLIES   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
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, Mysterious Music
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Full Track - Dangerous, Mysterious Music
531171 3:36 Med Slow 90 USD $110.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Dangerous, Mysterious Music
531163 3:36 Med Slow 90 USD $110.95  

EVERYTHING & MORE   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, Soundalikes, Nickelback
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Full Track - Soundalikes, Nickelback
601995 3:01 Med Fast 138 USD $310.95  

SINNER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
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, Contemporary Folk
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Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
531181 4:27 Medium 125 USD $167.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
536005 4:26 Medium 125 USD $167.95  

LAST SONG   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
An anguished solo piano ballad. The lyrics are a cry for help from a man on the brink. Dark piano slowly increases in intensity, while key changes propel the song forward, ending unresolved on the V chord. Good underscore for high-stakes drama, tragedy, heartbreak, and desperation. Male Vocals, Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
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Full Track - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695876 2:55 Slow 65 USD $107.95  
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Full Track (LUFS master) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695877 2:55 Slow 65 USD $106.95  
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Bed A (Instrumental LUFS master) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695879 2:55 Slow 65 USD $74.95  
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Bed B (instrumental) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695878 2:55 Slow 65 USD $74.95  

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, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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Full Track (Vocal) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690472 3:20 Slow 75 USD $290.95  
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Full Track (LUFS -16 master) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690473 3:20 Slow 75 USD $290.95  
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Bed A (instrumental) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690474 3:20 Slow 75 USD $122.95  
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Bed B (instrumental, LUFS -16) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690475 3:20 Slow 75 USD $122.95  

Y THE LETTER (ELECTRIC VERSION)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2014
A rollicking waltz blending Irish and maritime rhythms with 90s rock. 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". The perfect bar band drinking song. Male Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Melodic Rock
695881 3:50 Med Slow 80 USD $112.95  
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Full Track (LUFS -16 master) - Rock, Melodic Rock
695880 3:50 Med Slow 80 USD $91.95  
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Bed A (instrumental, LUFS -16) - Rock, Melodic Rock
695882 3:50 Med Slow 80 USD $127.95  
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Bed B (instrumental) - Rock, Melodic Rock
695883 3:50 Med Slow 80 USD $63.95  

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, Southern Rock
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Full Track (Vocal) - Rock, Southern Rock
687752 3:35 Very Fast 205 USD $299.95  
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Full Track (LUFS master) - Rock, Southern Rock
687849 3:35 Very Fast 205 USD $299.95  
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Bed A (Instrumental LUFS master) - Rock, Southern Rock
687848 3:35 Very Fast 205 USD $156.95  
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Bed B (Instrumental) - Rock, Southern Rock
687847 3:35 Very Fast 205 USD $156.95  

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, Emo
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Full Track (instrumental) - Indie Rock, Emo
673288 2:14 Med Fast 132 USD $183.95  

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, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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Full Track - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608635 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
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Bed A (bass stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608636 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
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Bed B (guitar stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608637 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
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Bed C (instrumental) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608638 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
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Bed D (organ stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608639 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
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Bed E (vocal stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608640 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  

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, Pop Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock
531165 4:05 Med Fast 132 USD $146.95  
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60sec (60 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541143 1:00 Med Fast 132 USD $70.95  
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30sec (30 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541142 0:30 Med Fast 132 USD $38.95  
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15sec (15 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541139 0:15 Med Fast 132 USD $21.95  
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Variation A (1 minute 45 second) - Rock, Pop Rock
541140 1:45 Med Fast 132 USD $98.95  
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Variation B (2 minute edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541141 2:00 Med Fast 132 USD $103.95  
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Stinger (stinger) - Rock, Pop Rock
541147 0:07 Med Fast 132 USD $17.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Pop Rock
531855 4:06 Med Fast 132 USD $147.95  
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Loop A (seamless loop- short) - Rock, Pop Rock
541146 0:21 Med Fast 132 USD $28.95  
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Loop B (seamless loop - long) - Rock, Pop Rock
541145 0:44 Med Fast 132 USD $50.95  
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Variation (90 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541144 1:30 Med Fast 132 USD $86.95  

ALONE   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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Full Track - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608594 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $270.95  
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Full Track (conforms to -16 LUFS level) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608592 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
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Variation (guitar and vocals only) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608591 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
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Bed A (bass stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608590 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
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Bed B (melodica stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608595 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
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Bed C (vocal stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608620 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
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Bed D (guitar stem) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
609047 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
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Bed E (percussion stem) - Drums, Latin Drums
608596 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $155.95  

BROTHER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, Tropical Rock
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Full Track - Pop, Tropical Rock
608621 3:20 Medium 128 USD $270.95  
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Bed A (drum stem) - Drums, World Fusion Afro Drums
608623 3:19 Medium 128 USD $155.95  
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Bed B (bass stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608622 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
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Bed C (guitar stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608624 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
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Bed D (harmonica stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608625 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
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Bed E (instrumental) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608626 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
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Bed F (vocal stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608627 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  

Y THE LETTER (SEAMLESS LOOP - SHORT)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
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Loop (seamless loop- short) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539478 0:17 Med Slow 80 USD $26.95  

IF   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
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, Folk Singer-Songwriter
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Full Track - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
561976 3:42 Medium 120 USD $136.95  
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Bed (instrumental) - Folk, Folk Singer-Songwriter
561977 3:42 Medium 120 USD $136.95  

Y THE LETTER (60 SECOND EDIT V2)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
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60sec (60 second edit v2) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539475 1:00 Med Slow 80 USD $66.95  

SEEKER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, Acoustic Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
601073 3:45 Med Slow 86 USD $270.95  
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Bed (instrumental) - Rock, Acoustic Rock
601072 3:45 Med Slow 86 USD $132.95  

Y THE LETTER (15 SECOND EDIT)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
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15sec (15 second edit) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539471 0:15 Med Slow 80 USD $21.95  

SELF-RIGHTEOUS   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
An alt rock ballad about teen suicide. This duet starts with female vocals, with male vocals joining in at the second verse. Quarter note delay electric guitars chime in the background while big, lush acoustic guitars provide the strummed rhythm. Brushed drums and organ complete this epic track. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Melodic Rock
531180 4:41 Slow 65 USD $168.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Melodic Rock
531197 4:42 Slow 65 USD $168.95  

COUNSELLOR   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A powerful pop/rock duet about a relationship where one partner struggles with watching the other go down the wrong paths in life. Male and female vocals harmonize over an epic half-time drum feel and downstroke electric guitars. The perfect underscore for teen soaps, breakup montages, etc. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Pop Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock
561970 3:50 Medium 105 USD $132.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Pop Rock
561971 3:50 Medium 105 USD $132.95  

EVERYTHING I NEED   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A hopeful and uplifting song about greeting a new day. Features delicate piano and acoustic guitars, natural, roomy drums, and acoustic bass. A key change midway through further emphasizes the buoyancy and uplift of the song's message. A great track for positive, inspirational underscore. Male Vocals, Rock, Soft Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Soft Rock
531168 3:47 Med Slow 100 USD $132.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Soft Rock
531186 4:04 Med Slow 100 USD $146.95  

Y THE LETTER (SEAMLESS LOOP - LONG)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
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Loop (seamless loop - long) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539477 1:06 Med Slow 80 USD $81.95  

CHEATER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
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, Pop Rock
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Full Track (Vocal) - Rock, Pop Rock
528985 4:54 Med Slow 80 USD $168.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Pop Rock
531161 4:54 Med Slow 80 USD $168.95  

EASILY   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A driving, rootsy rock track with a classic feel. Strummed acoustic and electric guitars play a timeless 4-chord progression while rock solid bass and drums propel the song forward. An undeniably catchy, upbeat track. Great for 90s nostalgia, teen romance, romantic comedy, and road tripping. Male Vocals, Rock, 90s Rock
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Full Track - Rock, 90s Rock
601723 3:53 Fast 164 USD $132.95  

KILLER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A dark and atmospheric track exploring the moral ambiguity of war and killing, featuring only electric guitar & vocal. Starting innocuously with a whistled hook and dusty, frontier-inspired strumming, the ballad goes on to tell the story of a freedom fighter facing execution when the tides turn. Male Vocals, Folk, Folk Dramatic
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Full Track - Folk, Folk Dramatic
531176 3:28 Med Slow 100 USD $125.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Folk, Folk Dramatic
531193 3:26 Med Slow 100 USD $124.95  

THESE MEMORIES   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
An acoustic alt rock track. The intro and verse are reminiscent of the post-grunge "unplugged" movement, while the chorus transitions smoothly into a pop singer/songwriter hook. Lyrics about memories and the passage of time soar over bright acoustic guitars and driving hand percussion. Male Vocals, Rock, Acoustic Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
531182 3:23 Med Slow 80 USD $132.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Acoustic Rock
531162 3:23 Med Slow 80 USD $132.95  

Y THE LETTER (30 SECOND EDIT)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
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30sec (30 second edit) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539473 0:30 Med Slow 80 USD $40.95  

TIN FOIL HAT   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, 90s Rock
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Full Track - Rock, 90s Rock
604962 3:17 Fast 152 USD $132.95  
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Bed (instrumental) - Rock, Hard Rock
601077 3:17 Fast 152 USD $132.95  

FATHER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A sad ballad in 6/8 time using the metaphor of an absent father to explore spirituality. Starting with just guitar and vocal, the band joins in halfway through the song for a powerful and emotional climax. An anguished track perfect for scenes of religious doubt, or, taken literally, absent parents. Male Vocals, Rock, Soft Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Soft Rock
531170 4:39 Med Slow 86 USD $167.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Soft Rock
531188 4:42 Med Slow 86 USD $168.95  

I WANT TO GO HOME   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
An upbeat rock track that straddles the line between ska and pop punk. Bouncy verses with an active bassline give way to a classic bratty pop punk chorus of "I want to go home" and "Leave me alone". Perfect for reality TV, teen drama, high school parties, and anything requiring a youthful vibe. Male Vocals, Rock, Pop Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock
601069 3:20 Med Fast 142 USD $270.95  

Y THE LETTER (90 SECOND EDIT)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
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Variation (90 second edit) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539476 1:30 Med Slow 80 USD $86.95  

I COULD BE YOU   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
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, 90s Rock
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Full Track - Rock, 90s Rock
601068 4:32 Medium 105 USD $316.95  

LONER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A catchy, upbeat pop/rock song. Despite the uptempo mood, major key melody, and bright instrumentation, the lyrics describe losing a loved one in a way that could mean either a breakup or death. Distorted guitars and crashing cymbals enter for a dramatic interlude, and a key change builds momentum. Male Vocals, Pop, Power Pop
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Full Track - Pop, Power Pop
531177 3:42 Medium 108 USD $120.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Pop, Power Pop
531194 3:42 Medium 108 USD $120.95  

INNOCENT   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
An experimental 80s underground style track. Synth pads and electronic drums mix with acoustic guitars and reverb-drenched vocals to create a melancholy mood. Female vocals join in on the chorus. Great for nighttime montages, walking through the rain, and feeling alone in the city. Mixed Vocals, Rock, Art Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Art Rock
601070 4:16 Slow 70 USD $300.95  

OLD NEWS   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A midtempo pop rock song about being dissatisfied with a white-picket-fence, picture-perfect life. Strummed electric guitars and poppy drums anchor the tormented vocal. Acoustic guitars join in for the falsetto chorus hook. Perfect for TV drama, breakups, and relationship montages. Male Vocals, Rock, Pop Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock
601071 3:16 Med Slow 85 USD $139.95  

PRECIOUS   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A delicate piano ballad. Emotional, anguished vocals give a glimpse into the thoughts of someone who feels his life spinning out of control after the breakdown of a relationship. A piano with a dark tone and distant reverb gives the perfect accompaniment to this tale of loss. Poignant and affecting. Male Vocals, Pop, Easy Listening
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Full Track - Pop, Easy Listening
531179 3:52 Med Slow 96 USD $120.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Pop, Easy Listening
531196 3:59 Med Slow 96 USD $120.95  

ECHOES   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A gentle acoustic rock ballad from late 90s-era group Dislife, featuring Chris Michols on vocals. Lyrics describe watching a loved one facing the health consequences of hard living, and wondering if anyone could have intervened and changed their self-destructive habits. Sad slide guitar adds texture, Male Vocals, Rock, Acoustic Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
601062 4:32 Slow 71 USD $319.95  

LOSER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A quirky, bouncy 90s-style rock song about love and sex. 6/8 time and a classic I VI II V chord progression combine the sounds of the 1950s with modern rock. Great as underscore for high school settings, skateboarding, parties, disobedient youth, etc. Male Vocals, Pop, Power Pop
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Full Track - Pop, Power Pop
531178 3:31 Medium 120 USD $120.95  
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Bed (Instrumental) - Pop, Power Pop
531195 3:31 Medium 120 USD $120.95  

THE DISSENT   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A genre-bending song seamlessly moving from ominous, dusty desert vistas to soaring, upbeat country hooks. Starting with a strummed acoustic and echoey electric slide guitar, the song transitions between moods and rhythmic feels, taking the listener on a compelling and emotional musical ride. Mixed Vocals, Country, Alt Country
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Full Track - Country, Alt Country
601076 3:58 Medium 110 USD $279.95  
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Bed (instrumental) - Country, Alt Country
601075 4:06 Medium 110 USD $105.95  

WASTED YEARS   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
An energetic but dreamy synth/electro track. Autotune vocals washed out in reverb lend a wistful quality to the pounding electronic drums and oscillating synthesizers. Lyrics describe seizing the moment after a life of missed opportunity. A clubby romance track, also perfect for fashion & red carpet, Male Vocals, Electronic, Electropop
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Full Track - Electronic, Electropop
604989 3:04 Medium 120 USD $238.95  
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Bed (instrumental) - Electronic, Electropop
601079 3:04 Medium 120 USD $93.95  

CLONE   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A groovy 90's-style track from Chris' former band Dislife. This track is in the more experimental alt-rock style that started gaining ground around 1995, with lots of maj7 chords, funky basslines, and hand percussion. It doesn't sacrifice the rock though, with a huge, wailing chorus. Male Vocals, Rock, 90s Rock
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Full Track - Rock, 90s Rock
601059 4:28 Med Slow 102 USD $316.95  

Y THE LETTER (60 SECOND EDIT)   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
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60sec (60 second edit) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539474 1:00 Med Slow 80 USD $66.95  

DREAMS   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A powerful halftime-feel rocker from Chris' former band Dislife. Pounding drums and distorted guitars lay the foundation for a gravelly vocal reminiscent of the great 90s acts. The interlude features atmospheric broken glass sound fx and radio chanting. Perfect for dramatic breakups and 90s ambience, Male Vocals, Rock, 90s Rock
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601060 4:01 Med Slow 95 USD $316.95  

ESCAPER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A big rock ballad about dreams and self-doubt. Roomy drums and tremolo guitars lead into a huge, post-grunge style chorus. The male lead vocal is joined by haunting female backgrounds for the chorus hook, making for an epic singalong. A monstrous drum solo over power chords fills out the interlude. Mixed Vocals, Rock, 90s Rock
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561974 4:52 Slow 70 USD $256.95  
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561975 4:52 Slow 70 USD $168.95  

HOPE   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A classic love song that evokes the 1950s, 60s, and 70s with a swing 12/8 groove, organ, and electric guitar stabs. Retro production, heartfelt lyrics, and textural piano round out this charming and catchy romantic ballad. Perfect for a wedding procession, love story, or romantic comedy soundtrack. Male Vocals, Rock, Classic Rock
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531175 4:09 Med Slow 90 USD $149.95  
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531192 4:09 Med Slow 90 USD $149.95  

GENOCIDE   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2013
A searing metal / grunge track from Dislife, the band Chris fronted in the late 90s. Simple but harrowing lyrics describe the inhumanity of mass killing, over a punishingly heavy rhythm section. An excellent track for war, horror, vampires, crime, and underground metal venues. Male Vocals, Rock, 90s Rock
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601065 3:11 Medium 105 USD $273.95  

GONER   (by Chris Michols )  Composed: 2012
A powerful post-grunge track in 12/8. The lyrics describe a person struggling with physical or mental illness making a final decision to end their pain. Crashing drums and bluesy guitar hooks give way to a surprisingly delicate bridge with sparkling arpeggios and tender vocals. Loud and catchy. Male Vocals, Rock, 90s Rock
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531172 5:04 Med Fast 130 USD $168.95  
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531189 5:04 Med Fast 130 USD $168.95  
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