Born in France and based in NYC, the singer-songwriter, pop-rock artist, and actor Fritz Michel releases a highly reflective and conceptual single, "Look Out (Botticelli Girl)."
An entertainment entrepreneur at heart, Fritz Michel graduated from Yale with a degree in History, then later entered the NYC theater scene, landing him on Broadway's revival of "Inherit the Wind." After moving to LA and finding various high-profile TV and Film projects, Fritz Michel later moved back home to NYC and got back on stage with further success.
Now releasing his introspective and appreciative single, "Look Out (Botticelli Girl)," Fritz Michel and producer/guitarist Tosh Sheridan offer an incredibly placid and mellow groove, inducing a bounty of reflection on any listener. "The goal is to try and make sense of those experiences, both good and bad. We've all had moments that we cherish, and in essence, this song is about being able to define them and not let them pass by unnoticed," says Michel.
Listening to "Look Out (Botticelli Girl)," the song opens with a twangy electric guitar and a soothing acoustic guitar. As Fritz Michel begins singing with his warm and melodic vocals, he later paints beautiful images with his lyricism that takes us straight down to the beach with our feet in the sand. The instrumentation is incredibly lush and warm, truly letting us bask in the warmth and tenderness of the entire listening experience.
We truly appreciate the genuine lyrical theme of this single, as Fritz Michel reflects on lyrics that encourage listeners to realize that every moment offers a truly special experience. As we make our way to the outro, Fritz Michel continues his soothing performance while closing the song off with vast heart and passion.
Remind yourself of life's special moments with help from Fritz Michel's latest single, "Look Out (Botticelli Girl)," available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Fritz Michel. We highly appreciate the reflective theme and approach you've taken with your recent single, "Look Out (Botticelli Girl)." What inspired you to write the single?
I wrote “Look Out (Botticelli Girl)” after a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York one afternoon last fall right after the museum had reopened. We all have great moments and they are part of what supports you as an artist. I felt that connection experience of looking at great paintings and then reflecting on my own story. Life changes, unlike a painting so, for me, the song explores that tension. I also thought “Botticelli Girl” had a catchy ring to it and would make a good lyric!
Why did you choose to keep the instrumentals for "Look Out (Botticelli Girl)" so soothing and lush? What vibe did you want to offer listeners?
I sprinkled references to Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” into the song and I wondered what the painting might sound like. I wanted percussion to conjure up sounds of the ocean and the guitars to filter down like the sunlight in the painting. The song’s bridge echoes back like listening to music through a conch shell. That’s where the soothing, lush vibe comes from. I want to offer listeners some uplifting energy that’s born from moving through an intense shared experience be it painful or jubilant.
What was your collaborative process like with Tosh Sheridan for your single, "Look Out (Botticelli Girl)?" How does he help bring your vision to life?
Tosh told me he thought the song sounded like Lou Reed crashing into The Band! We wanted to find a melodious groove that wouldn’t let those intimate urban vignettes pass by unnoticed on the way to telling some bigger story. For example, we added Phil Palombi’s stand-up bass line to give “Look Out” some jazzy New York City energy.
We've heard that you have more music coming later this year. What should we expect from this material? How will listeners get to know you and your music better through these songs?
I’m finishing up a couple of more songs which with my 2021 singles “Darker Now”, “Stardust”, and “King of Corona” will make my first EP. I want to get back to performing too. For me, music is a good way to tap into our need for bliss, storytelling, and myth in life. I think it’s all about that conversation and listening to one another.