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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.



Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 147

Instrumental Tracks (78 Tracks) | Vocal Tracks (69) |
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CAUSE & EFFECT (CLEAN VERSION) - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2013
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, Soundalikes, Mumford & Sons
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (clean lyrical version) - Soundalikes, Mumford & Sons
609184 3:52 Med Slow 85 USD $271.95  
Bed A (bass stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608628 3:52 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
Bed B (guitar stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608631 3:52 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
Bed C (organ stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608633 3:52 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
Bed D (vocal stem) - Folk, Folk Pop
608634 3:52 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
Bed E (instrumental) - Folk, Folk Pop
608632 3:52 Med Slow 85 USD $145.95  
Bed F (drum stem) - Drums, Folk Drums
608630 3:52 Med Slow 85 USD $127.95  


DIFFERENCES - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Pop, Acoustic Pop
561972 4:44 Medium 115 USD $428.95  
Bed (instrumental) - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
561973 4:44 Medium 115 USD $312.95  


HANGOVER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2013
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, Soundalikes, Jimi Hendrix
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Soundalikes, Jimi Hendrix
602085 3:27 Med Slow 84 USD $270.95  


CALL ME - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols 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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
561968 3:03 Medium 110 USD $219.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
561969 3:03 Medium 110 USD $219.95  


FIREFLIES - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
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, Mysterious Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Mysterious Music
531171 3:37 Med Slow 90 USD $110.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Dangerous, Mysterious Music
531163 3:37 Med Slow 90 USD $110.95  


EVERYTHING & MORE - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2013
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, Soundalikes, Nickelback
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Soundalikes, Nickelback
601995 3:02 Med Fast 138 USD $310.95  


SINNER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
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, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
531181 4:28 Medium 125 USD $167.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
536005 4:27 Medium 125 USD $167.95  


BROKEN LIPS - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2016
Chris Michols Mid 2000th century sounding contemporary singer/songwriter track. Features acoustic slide guitar leads and a very saloon sounding piano. Lyrical theme is centered around the feelings of facing the fact that your ex-love is having a new partner. Perfect for tv-series, films, radio. Male Vocals, Singer/Songwriter, Contemp Singer/Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Contemp Singer/Songwriter
787399 2:07 Medium 105 USD $103.95  
Bed - Singer/Songwriter, Contemp Singer/Songwriter
787400 2:07 Medium 105 USD $103.95  


AFTERGLOW (1644 MASTER) - CHRIS MICHOLS - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2016
Chris Michols Instrumental, Pop, Acoustic Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Pop, Acoustic Pop
787397 2:52 Very Fast 174 USD $89.95  
Full Track - Pop, Folk Pop
787398 2:52 Very Fast 174 USD $89.95  


LOST - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2014
Chris Michols 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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690472 3:20 Slow 75 USD $290.95  
Bed A (instrumental) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690474 3:20 Slow 75 USD $122.95  
Bed B (instrumental, LUFS -16) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690475 3:20 Slow 75 USD $122.95  
Full Track (LUFS -16 master) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
690473 3:20 Slow 75 USD $290.95  


LAST SONG - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2014
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695876 2:55 Slow 65 USD $107.95  
Full Track (LUFS master) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695877 2:55 Slow 65 USD $106.95  
Bed A (Instrumental LUFS master) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695879 2:55 Slow 65 USD $74.95  
Bed B (instrumental) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
695878 2:55 Slow 65 USD $74.95  


TONIGHT - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2014
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal) - Rock, Southern Rock
687752 3:36 Very Fast 205 USD $299.95  
Bed A (Instrumental) - Rock, Southern Rock
687847 3:36 Very Fast 205 USD $156.95  
Bed B (Instrumental LUFS master) - Rock, Southern Rock
687848 3:36 Very Fast 205 USD $156.95  
Full Track (LUFS master) - Rock, Southern Rock
687849 3:36 Very Fast 205 USD $299.95  


Y THE LETTER (ELECTRIC VERSION) - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2014
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Melodic Rock
695881 3:51 Med Slow 80 USD $112.95  
Bed A (instrumental, LUFS -16) - Rock, Melodic Rock
695882 3:51 Med Slow 80 USD $127.95  
Bed B (instrumental) - Rock, Melodic Rock
695883 3:51 Med Slow 80 USD $63.95  
Full Track (LUFS -16 master) - Rock, Melodic Rock
695880 3:51 Med Slow 80 USD $91.95  


HAPPIER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2013
Chris Michols 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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608635 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
Bed A (bass stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608636 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
Bed B (guitar stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608637 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
Bed C (instrumental) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608638 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
Bed D (organ stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608639 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  
Bed E (vocal stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608640 3:00 Med Slow 103 USD $121.95  


1961 - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock
531165 4:05 Med Fast 132 USD $146.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Pop Rock
531855 4:06 Med Fast 132 USD $147.95  
15sec (15 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541139 0:15 Med Fast 132 USD $21.95  
Variation A (1 minute 45 second) - Rock, Pop Rock
541140 1:45 Med Fast 132 USD $98.95  
Variation B (2 minute edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541141 2:00 Med Fast 132 USD $103.95  
30sec (30 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541142 0:30 Med Fast 132 USD $38.95  
60sec (60 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541143 1:00 Med Fast 132 USD $70.95  
Loop A (seamless loop- short) - Rock, Pop Rock
541146 0:22 Med Fast 132 USD $28.95  
Loop B (seamless loop - long) - Rock, Pop Rock
541145 0:45 Med Fast 132 USD $50.95  
Stinger (stinger) - Rock, Pop Rock
541147 0:08 Med Fast 132 USD $17.95  
Variation (90 second edit) - Rock, Pop Rock
541144 1:30 Med Fast 132 USD $86.95  


THE BUILD - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2014
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (instrumental) - Indie Rock, Emo
673288 2:15 Med Fast 132 USD $183.95  


ALONE - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2013
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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608594 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $270.95  
Bed (bass stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608590 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
Full Track (conforms to -16 LUFS level) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608592 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
Variation (guitar and vocals only) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608591 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
Bed A (melodica stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608595 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
Bed B (vocal stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
608620 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
Bed C (guitar stem) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
609047 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $121.95  
Bed D (percussion stem) - Drums, Latin Drums
608596 3:15 Med Slow 83 USD $155.95  


BROTHER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2013
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, Tropical Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Pop, Tropical Rock
608621 3:20 Medium 128 USD $270.95  
Bed A (drum stem) - Drums, World Fusion Afro Drums
608623 3:19 Medium 128 USD $155.95  
Bed B (bass stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608622 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
Bed C (guitar stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608624 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
Bed D (harmonica stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608625 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
Bed E (instrumental) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608626 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  
Bed F (vocal stem) - Pop, Tropical Rock
608627 3:19 Medium 128 USD $106.95  


IF - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
561976 3:42 Medium 120 USD $136.95  
Bed (instrumental) - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
561977 3:42 Medium 120 USD $136.95  


SEEKER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2013
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, Acoustic Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
601073 3:46 Med Slow 86 USD $270.95  
Bed (instrumental) - Rock, Acoustic Rock
601072 3:46 Med Slow 86 USD $132.95  


THESE MEMORIES - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Acoustic Rock
531182 3:23 Med Slow 80 USD $132.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Acoustic Rock
531162 3:23 Med Slow 80 USD $132.95  


Y THE LETTER (SEAMLESS LOOP - SHORT) - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols A rollicking Maritime-style folk song. Perfect for bar & pub settings, parties, live music, and documentaries about boats & the sea. Instrumental, Folk, Drinking Songs
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop (seamless loop- short) - Folk, Drinking Songs
539478 0:18 Med Slow 80 USD $26.95  


EVERYTHING I NEED - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Soft Rock
531168 3:48 Med Slow 100 USD $132.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Soft Rock
531186 4:05 Med Slow 100 USD $146.95  


KILLER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Folk Dramatic
531176 3:29 Med Slow 100 USD $125.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Folk, Folk Dramatic
531193 3:27 Med Slow 100 USD $124.95  


SELF-RIGHTEOUS - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
Chris Michols 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
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Melodic Rock
531180 4:42 Slow 65 USD $168.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Melodic Rock
531197 4:43 Slow 65 USD $168.95  


CHEATER - (by Chris Michols)  Year: 2012
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, Pop Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal) - Rock, Pop Rock
528985 4:54 Med Slow 80 USD $168.95  
Bed (Instrumental) - Rock, Pop Rock
531161 4:54 Med Slow 80 USD $168.95  

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