My Music DNA: Michael Lane

German-American singer/songwriter Michael Lane’s has released his new, indie folk single Open Road.

Lane counts among his successes two top 50 songs in the German charts, four albums, international tours and his single “Liberty” was the official song of the Four Hills Tournament 2015/2016.

Michael discusses his music inspirations with Andy Howells

Can You tell us about your latest single release?

The funny thing about Open Road is that I wrote the Song as if I lived it, knowing that it was yet to happen. Unfortunately, the trip was cancelled due to the pandemic, so oddly enough it never did happen. But I didn’t let that stop me from producing the song, because it gives me hope that sometime in the near future the song will come to fruition.

What was the first song that made an impact on you?

Enter Sandman from Metallica, I have very specific memories about this song. A friend of my mom would sometimes pick me up to spend time together, he had a T top convertible and I always wanted him to play the song when we went for a ride.

What was the first single /download you bought?

When I was young, I would download all my music illegally (laughs). But the first CD I spent real money on was the Coldplay album with Yellow

What was the first album you owned?

Coldplay ‘s Yellow, I think. It I would always listen to my mom’s albums which included Pink Floyd, queen, Michael Jackson.

What’s your constant go to track?

Music is Math from Boards of Canada

What’s your constant go to album?

Music has the Right to Children from Boards of Canada, yea, I’m obsessed with BOC

Who’s your latest music discovery?

The Kid Laroi

What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?

Take it Slow

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