Studio CarryOnHarry 17 June 21 : Today we have in studio an Interview with Producer Songwriter Michael “The Metropolitan Cowboy” Coleman. He is here to share his side of story he has about his musical journey and kind of work that he has produced, kind of work that he plans to do ahead. So the book is really open now for Michael “The Metropolitan Cowboy” Coleman to let the readers of Studio Carry On Harry learn all that he has in his mind to share about his work.
Tell us about yourself ?
I am the Artistic Director of the Phoenix, based music creation entity See Your Shadow Songwriting, whose mission is to create good art.
How long you been in performing arts ?
While I have been in the arts for most of my life, See Your Shadow was officially launched in 2002.
What was most attractive part for you to be in this industry ?
The most attractive part for me is seeing how the work that I write and bring to life with the help of the See Your Shadow Network of Stars has an impact of the people who listen to it.
Share some experiences ( good or bad ) any that made you grow in life or profession ?
We did one project that we became infamous for and received death threats on and that was an interesting time and experience and the thing that I learned from that is to never apologize for the art I create. My job is to create the art however I am inspired and let the chips fall where they may.
Who inspired you ? How do you work on creating your own signature style ?
I am inspired by people. The work that I write is about the human experience and it is through my powers of insight and observation that I have developed what is my style of channeling emotion.
What do you want to convey through your music?
We explore many different themes in the work we produce and we have developed the reputation for being able to write about subject matter that normally is not the subjects of songs.
Story behind making of your new track / Album?
Our latest single “It Starts With Hello” is the backdrop for our See Your Shadow Summer of Diversity and Inclusion. This year we have been focusing on songs that inspire and empower and we wanted this to be our follow up to our female empowerment anthem “I Know My Worth”. I wrote the song to help stimulate and engage dialogue. It dawned on me that every interaction we have with another person begins when we say hello to them and that sets the tone for everything that follows.
Any interesting trivia about making of song ?
This piece is a little bit of a departure from the normal See Your Shadow formula. Here what I did was made the lyrics of the song simple and the instrumentation complex. Normally it is the other way around.
People who you would like to thank ?
I would like to give a big thank you to all of our radio partners all around the world who have embraced the work that we create.
People who you would like to work with and people you idolize to be like professionally ?
This is an interesting question because there are so many. I would love to work with Quentin Tarantino on a project. I really love his work and as far as who I idolize, I save that for the fans of the creative arts. There are a lot of my colleagues I respect. I like being unique so there isn’t really anyone I would say I would want to be like.
Where do you see your music 3 years from now ?
I see the music of See Your Shadow being covered by other artists, I think our breakout single, “I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello” would be great to be redone by two other powerhouse vocalists.
How would you like to stretch your boundaries of genre in future projects ?
Well we will be developing a screenplay around our holiday single, “Christmas on Cellblock 9”. That’s in the pipeline.
Message for Fans and listeners
I would like to say to our fans and the listeners of the work See Your Shadow creates, make sure you use our work, especially during this Summer of Diversity and Inclusion, as a spring board to have the dialogue with the people in your life or that you encounter.
Thank you Michael “The Metropolitan Cowboy” Coleman for sharing with his about yourself and your work.
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