Who is Michl?
February 17 2022
Photo by Dax Gil
PRAISE FOR MICHL
“cult indie electro artist”
“pushes the envelope by blending heavy bass wubs with guitar plucks and dashes of piano chords”
“emotional, thoughtful, almost introspective lyrics”
“perfectly articulates the whirlwind experience of falling in love”
Line of Best Fit
|Though rarely interviewed or choosing to step into the spotlight, Michl already has fans worldwide: 100M streams on his debut single, collaborations with Mura Masa, Tove Lo, among others, and a loyal following awaiting his next move. Today he shares his long-awaited first single of 2022, “Digital Parallax”, listen HERE and watch the intricately designed accompanying visualizer HERE. “Digital Parallax” is introspective and soul-baring, walking the line between pop, electronic, and R&B. It finds Michl searching for love, acceptance, and comfort, asking, “digital parallax, what do I do?… digital parallax, how do I change?” Alongside a meticulously designed visual, Michl’s latest offering fully surrenders to being totally wrapped up in love. His past work resisted that urge, playing with that tension, but “Digital Parallax” doesn’t keep anything sheathed – his heart’s on his sleeve, pixelated on layers of green screens and super-8-looking footage. Organic instrumentation and dreamlike electronic-laced production intertwine, laying the groundwork for Michl’s vulnerable lyrics to soundtrack a guided journey of discovery. It is an exploration of everything from the beauty of the mundane to the grandness of the human experience. |
About “Digital Parallax”, Michl shares “Being a musician, I often felt obligated to give more of myself and I’ve always fought that feeling. When I started this project, I wasn’t ready to open up. And as this project progresses, I’m now in a place where I feel comfortable sharing certain things. But still at times, I fall back into the comfort of anonymity and it’s probably something I’ll always struggle with.”
Michl was raised in LA to Bolivian-Mexican parents on the varied sounds of James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, mariachi groups, and more, all of which deeply influenced his widely acclaimed self-titled debut EP. He dove head first into music after a complete career-change, using the knowledge he gained while acquiring a degree in architecture to build enticing and entrancing visuals to accompany his sounds. He’s played alongside Billie Eilish, Mura Masa, BROODS, Tove Lo, and has since garnered +200 million streams, as well as key fans at Billboard, Complex, Paper, Wonderland, Line of Best Fit, and more. Now, Michl is straying away from his mysterious online persona and giving fans a deeper insight into who he is… a more comfortable, reborn form of himself.”Digital Parallax” is out now, buy/stream it here.
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