Rising indie rock artist Michigander, the sonic alter ego of Michigan native Jason Singer, has released an acoustic version of his current single “Let Down.” The stripped-down version of the rock anthem, available via C3 Records, just premiered on ALT CTRL Radio with Hanuman on Apple Music. Listen to the song HERE and watch the official performance video for the acoustic song below.
Since its release in September, “Let Down” has been making waves at Triple A radio stations across the country, where it has broken into the Top 20, in addition to its immense support and playlisting from Apple, Spotify and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. “Let Down” has been the most added record at AAA almost every week since its release. Listen to the original version HERE.
“It’s always cool to strip my songs back to just acoustic guitar and hear them at their simplest form,” shares Singer. “Most of my songs are written on just a guitar and I think this gives people the chance to experience the song for what it is at its core.”
Michigander will be taking over SPIN’s Untitled Twitch Stream on Wednesday, November 11th, starting at 3pm ET/12pm PT, for an afternoon hang session to play some songs and dive deep into their meanings. Watch live at twitch.tv/spinmag.
Michigander emanates a magnetic Midwest spirit, delivering uplifting anthems, raised even higher by six-string fireworks, empowering lyrics, and understated arena ambition. First brought to life in 2014 when the singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist was moving across his home state to Kalamazoo, Michigander has garnered the acclaim of NPR, Paste, NME, SPIN and many more, in addition to over 12 million streams globally. In 2016, the independent single “Nineties” took off, claiming real estate on multiple major Spotify playlists and cracking 1 million streams on the platform. Between releasing the 2018 EP Midland, Jason and his band shared the stage with the likes of Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club, Twin Peaks, and JR JR in addition to gracing the stages of festivals with alt-j, Solange, Foster The People, and Run The Jewels, to name a few. Signed to C3 Records, Michigander recorded and released the EP Where Do We Go From Here in 2019 and expanded his sound, as illuminated on the singles “Misery” and “Popular,” the latter of which saw placements on Spotify’s The New Alt, Fresh Finds, and Rock’n Vibes playlists and peaked at #21 on the Triple A charts. Jason wrote everything for his latest EP in his bedroom over the course of six months and co-produced the collection alongside Jake Rye. He emphasized the prominence of solos—in every song—making what he aptly describes as, “big pop songs disguised with guitars.” Ultimately, listening to Michigander makes you feel at home, like you’re driving through the Midwest. The release of “Let Down” and the folk-tinged companion track “48” this September marks the beginning of a new era for Michigander. Stay tuned, he’s only getting started.