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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

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

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

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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter

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

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

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

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

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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter

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

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

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

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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter

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

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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter

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

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

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, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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