All Canadian Soundclash proclaims I Want It in his latest single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“It’s about never giving up on your desires, and winning the race no matter what difficulties may get in your way,” Ottawa singer-songwriter Andrew Michelin reveals. “It’s about finally overcoming your demons, and realizing it’s your time to shine — so let’s get this thing done!”
He and his collaborators on the project — award-winning producer and musician Dale Murray and drummer Jordi Comstock — know a thing or two about that sort of perseverance. “We experienced this all too well when trying to record I Want It,” Michelin says. “Dale’s studio is in Nova Scotia, and the Maritime provinces had their own isolation bubble where nobody was allowed to enter. With me being in Ontario, and the others out east, we were forced to find a different way to record.”
Murray and Comstock recorded at Murray’s Farmhouse Studio, while Michelin contributed his portions from his home studio. “I told Dale this was going to work, and it did! There were many audio files back and forth through email so that Dale could splice and mix the tracks together there at his home.” It wasn’t all without its uniquely discovered silver linings. “Even though we couldn’t get together and record in one spot, there’s something to be said about being able to record vocal tracks from the comfort of your own home.”
Brooding yet uplifting — and stying true the folk-rock project’s ‘less is more’ signature — the song follows the single I Can See You Loving Me and a self-titled debut EP which landed last summer. “I’ve always found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process,” Michelin shares, “so, when the world went into lockdown last year, I took the opportunity to write and rewrite.” More specifically, the Ottawa artist seized the opportunity to take a deep dive into a hefty arsenal of songs he’s accumulated throughout the past decade or so. “I wanted to see if there was anything worth releasing,” he recalls, “and there was.”