Buzzworthy indie rock artist Michigander, the sonic alter ego of Michigan native Jason Singer, has announced his new EP, It Will Never Be The Same, will be released on October 7th via C3 Records. Coinciding with the announcement comes new single “The Other Way” – PRESS HERE to listen and PRESS HERE to watch the music video, directed and produced by Johnny Chew (Broken Bells, Nick Jonas). It Will Never Be The Same marks the fourth EP from Michigander and features the current alternative radio single “Stay Out Of It” as well as “In My Head” with Manchester Orchestra. It Will Never Be The Same is now available to pre-save on Spotify, pre-add on Apple Music, and pre-order on vinyl – PRESS HERE.
"I'm beyond excited to announce my fourth EP, It Will Never Be The Same,” shares Singer. “I wrote these songs about the feelings I’ve had over the last two years. Socially, politically, and economically, things are different, and on a more personal level, my life will never be what it was. I got married, I moved to a new city and state, and I turned 30. I think there are two ways to look at seasons of change like these. You can either be afraid, which usually results in hostility and frustration, or you can accept the situation for what it is and adapt and grow. Either option is very hard, but I like to think I’ve chosen the latter."
It Will Never Be The Same, produced and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, M83), mastered by Dave Cooley (Spoon, Jimmy Eat World, Paramore), and recorded at L.A.’s Sunset Sound (with the exception of “In My Head” produced by Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra), marks a creative transformation for Singer. The now Nashville-based singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist worked with co-writers for the first time in the studio such as Shawn McConnell (Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley), Danen Reed Rector (Charlotte Sands, James Droll), and Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional). These transitions are evident on It Will Never Be The Same through songs that ruminate on the trials of early adulthood and, stamped with Michigander’s trademark optimism, offer encouragement to take a sometimes necessary leap of faith for the sake of moving forward.
"This song was the first song I wrote for the new EP,” Singer comments about “The Other Way.” “I was trying to capture the notion that if I could go back, I would've done things differently. We recorded this song live in a room together at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, and I love that you can hear the excitement in the room on this recording."
Michigander kickstarted this new chapter in April with the electrifying and infectious single “In My Head” with musical heroes-turned-tourmates Manchester Orchestra. The buoyant and boisterous “Stay Out Of It,” hailed as “pure, infectious pop, radiant and honest” by Consequence, was the #1 Most Picked song at Alternative radio this week and Top 5 Most Added at Triple A radio for 3 weeks. Both tracks have also been featured on a variety of key playlists across Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon Music, and more.
In support of the new EP, Michigander will embark on a 20-date fall headline tour featuring special guest Abby Holliday. The It Will Never Be The Same Tour launches October 13th ahead of the band’s performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The cross-country trek includes stops in Los Angeles (October 21), Chicago (November 2), and New York City (November 4), before wrapping November 12th in Detroit. Tickets are on sale now. Ahead of the headlining outing, Singer and his bandmates will support Wilderado on a U.S. tour and perform at Firefly Music Festival. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates. Visit www.michiganderband.com for all ticketing details and to purchase.
Since 2014, Singer, who delivers elevated and eloquent songcraft, uplifting instrumentation, and plainspoken heartland storytelling punctuated by alternative flare, has racked up over 50 million career streams globally and garnered the acclaim of NPR, Paste, Consequence, SPIN, Forbes, BrooklynVegan, and many more. In 2016, his independent debut single “Nineties” achieved viral success, claiming real estate on multiple major Spotify playlists. Michigander’s first two EPs, Midland  and Where Do We Go From Here , have become fan favorites, with the latter’s standout single “Misery” eclipsing 10 million streams and earning Michigander his first Triple A radio hit. 2021’s critically lauded EP Everything Will Be Ok Eventually (C3 Records) elevated his growing career via the Top 5 Triple A radio hit “Let Down” and Top 10 Triple A radio hit “Better.” On the road, Singer and his band have shared the stage with Manchester Orchestra, Band of Horses, The Lumineers, Hippo Campus, Mt. Joy, and graced the stages of such marquee festivals as Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, Summerfest, Shaky Knees and more.
It Will Never Be The Same Track Listing
2. Stay Out Of It
3. The Other Way
5. In My Head (with Manchester Orchestra)
MICHIGANDER 2022 TOUR DATES
Thursday, August 25 – Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
Saturday, August 27 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall
Tuesday, September 13 – Oxford, MO @ Proud Larry’s
Thursday, September 15 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Saturday, September 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Sunday, September 18 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
Tuesday, September 20 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Thursday, September 22 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival ^
Friday, September 23 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Saturday, September 24 – Isle of Palms, SC @ Windjammer
Sunday, September 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
Tuesday, September 27 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
Wednesday, September 28 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
Friday, September 30 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27
It Will Never Be The Same Headlining Tour
Thursday, October 13 – Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
Sunday, October 16 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival ^
Tuesday, October 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Wednesday, October 19 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Friday, October 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Saturday, October 22 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
Monday, October 24 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
Tuesday, October 25 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Thursday, October 27 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Friday, October 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Saturday, October 29 – Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theater
Monday, October 31 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Club David
Tuesday, November 1 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Wednesday, November 2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Friday, November 4 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Saturday, November 5 – Albany, NY @ Empire Underground
Sunday, November 6 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
Tuesday, November 8 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Thursday, November 10 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
Friday, November 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Saturday, November 12 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
^ indicates festival appearance