Single Spotlight: Michael Hanson’s “Hallelujah”

We recently had the pleasure of getting to know the highly accomplish and talented Michael Hanson through his brilliant new cover of the famed “Hallelujah”.

Upon listening to this incredible rendition of “Hallelujah”, it became undeniably evident that this artist is truly something special. It is an unfortunate reality in the current world of music. Recently, it seems as though fearless, ambitious artists are becoming more and more rare and undiscovered. This is mostly due to an unapologetic desire by most new-coming artists to shamelessly reach into existing successful markets, void of any integrity, and follow an incredibly safe musical formula of commercially appealing and catchy tunes. Powerful messaging and honest content in music has been sadly lost due to this trend; it is growing more and more apparent that the main driving force behind many new “artists” entering the industry is simply a thirst for fame and money.

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Michael Hanson has effectively carved out a unique identity, while creating something infectious and sentimental.

To give a brief overview of Michael’s impressive resume; he was the original drummer, founder and a pivotal member of iconic Canadian Music Superstars GLASS TIGER. He went on to score Five JUNO AWARDS, a GRAMMY NOMINATION and gold & multi-platinum sales worldwide, he is now widely regarded as one of Canada’s brightest songwriter/producers. It is also impressive to note that Michael has written & recorded with major industry players such as; John Bettis (Madonna, Pointer Sisters), Brad Buxer (Michael Jackson), Susan Pomerantz (Cher, Chicago). He has also shared massive stages alongside Tina Turner, The Moody Blues and Journey – later becoming a staff songwriter (obtaining GOLD status) for Warner/Chappell Canada. Michael Hanson now works as a successful independent Producer with his own studio in Mississauga, ON.

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Michael Hanson’s cover of “Hallelujah” showcases a sound that is refreshing and passionate, while the content of the music remains familiar and hard hitting. Versatile vocals shine through alluring acoustic guitar-work, smooth lead electric guitar effectively punctuate certain bars, and a smooth string section perfectly ties everything together. This makes for an incredibly diverse and lively musical experience. This artist not only acts as a unique innovator; but he also effectively channels his deep, emotive, and resonating vision through an impressive command and control of his outstanding vocal abilities.

We suggest you watch this artist closely in the coming months, we can’t wait to hear what he does next!

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