MichaelAngelo is a singer-songwriter born and raised in New York. In late 2019 he was able to find his passion for music late in his life as it lit an inner fire and desire that he had long been searching for. MichaelAngelo’s love for music continues to evolve with each new genre he can test and dip his toes into. His latest single “Anxiety” exemplifies his versatile musical ability as it creates different vibes and moods that all listeners can enjoy.
The fast-paced electronic track creates an inner excitement and unknowing feelings of anxiety and stress. Uncertainty is spread through electrifying instrumentals and vocals.
Lyrics like “My heart is racing, and the walls are closing in” help any listener who has experienced a high strung situation to feel commonality and relation. By sharing his journey of struggles and growths within this piece, MichaelAngelo has connected with listeners on a tighter emotional level.
“Anxiety” embodies feelings of joy, pain, and other electrifying sensations for all, and we can not wait for a time when MichaelAngelo can perform it live.
We are encapsulated by your new track “Anxiety”, what was the production process like when creating this track? Well, I knew that I wanted to create a song about my anxiety which is something that I struggle with daily. As soon as I heard the beat which was produced by Fantom, I knew it was the one. It didn't take long for that song to come together. I finished writing it in about an hour if not less and then was off to the studio to record it, where ironically I got anxiety while in the booth which really helped in bringing out the raw emotion I needed to record the song.
You mentioned that you didn’t begin writing and producing songs until late 2019, how have you been able to increase your musical sense and individual songwriting identity in this short time?
I made it my goal during quarantine to write and record one song every day. Before that, it was difficult to develop as an artist because I was working a lot of late and long hours so by the time I had any free time I was already exhausted. I wasn't able to spend as much time as I really wanted to on my craft. So when the lockdown happened I was really able to take off. I spent hours and hours listening to beats, writing to them, and watching videos on Youtube on how to get better at song creating and promoting your music. I was not always successful when trying to create songs. I struggle a lot with self-doubt and not believing in myself and constantly asking myself if this is really meant for me. Most of my time was spent trying to figure out my sound, direction, learning beat structures, and all of the above. I definitely had many headaches, I still do as every day I am constantly trying to figure out ways to get better as an artist and a human being. What successful artists have you drawn influence from when creating your singles?
I have a wide variety of artists that influence me but just to name a few that inspire me every day, I would say, Drake, Travis Scott, Post Malone, and Bad Bunny. What is your next step moving forward in your career and how do you hope to spread more connections with your fans?
Moving forward I want to figure out more productive methods on getting my music out to the public. Being an independent artist means doing the majority of everything yourself. There is an endless amount of music out there and it's difficult to get in front of people when there's no real effective way to promote yourself. You just have to try different things until something sticks. The most important thing is to never ever give up. You can only truly lose at something when you decide to quit. So as Dory from "Finding Nemo" says "Just Keep Swimming!" I try to engage with fans as much as possible. They are the reason why we as artists or content creators or anything in the entertainment business have any success. Fans are the people who believe in you the most. When you feel like the whole world is against you, your fans are the ones who keep you grounded and remind you why we go out and do what we do every day. Over the course of my career, I want to make sure I can connect with as many fans as I can whether it be before and after shows, social media, seeing them on the street, inviting them out for dinner, or anything that shows how much I love and appreciate every single one of them.
What can we expect to see next? You can expect to see "Michaelangelo" on top of the world. This is my year !! I'm going for it all and there's nothing on this planet that's going to stop me. You can expect concerts, music videos, more music, and me "MichaelAngelo" to become a household name. I will see you guys at the top.