Michigander - New EP 'It Will Never Be The Same' Out Now

Article Contributed by Press Here Publicity | Published on Friday, March 31, 2023

Today, buzzworthy indie rock artist Michigander, the sonic alter ego of Michigan native Jason Singer, has released his anticipated new EP, It Will Never Be The Same, via C3 Records. PRESS HERE to download/stream. The 6-song collection, the fourth EP from Michigander available now digitally and on limited edition clear orange and tan vinyl, features the Top 5 Triple A radio hit “Stay Out Of It” and “In My Head” with Manchester Orchestra as well as current radio single “Superglue,” now impacting Alternative Radio and rising up the Triple A charts, currently in the Top 20. Coinciding with today’s EP release, Michigander has released the official music video for new single “Cannonball,” a love song co-written with Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional that was recently featured in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy and is poised to be a summer anthem. PRESS HERE to watch the “Cannonball” music video, filmed in Detroit and directed by Singer’s lifelong friend Mathew Pimental, which first premiered with Ones To Watch. The release of It Will Never Be The Same and Michigander’s just-launched headlining tour were delayed last fall when Singer suffered a brutal leg break while filming a music video in Los Angeles. The experience is documented in the official video for “Superglue” – PRESS HERE to watch.

“It Will Never Be The Same is a collection of songs that's about being ok with change and striving to become a better human being,” shares Singer. “These songs were all created out of a season of life that was some of the absolute best times and some of the absolute worst times. I think as human beings we don't tend to change until we are forced to. We need a wakeup call. These last few years have been that for me. And these last four EPs have been a diary of how I've gotten here, and while I don’t think I've ‘arrived,’ I think I just stuck the landing.”
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) and Danen Reed Rector (Charlotte Sands, James Droll) in addition to Carrabba. 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.
Michigander returned to the stage earlier this month for a series of performances at SXSW and officially kicked off the It Will Never Be The Same Tour in Phoenix this past Tuesday. The 21-date headlining tour, featuring Abby Holliday as a special guest, continues tonight with a sold-out show in San Diego and will bring Singer and his bandmates – Aaron Senor (drums), Jake LeMond (guitar), and Connor Robertson (bass) – all over the U.S. this spring, stopping in Los Angeles tomorrow (Saturday, April 1) and New York City on April 21 as well as Portland, Seattle, Boulder, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, among many other cities, before wrapping April 29 in Singer’s adopted hometown of Nashville. See below for full list of upcoming tour dates and visit www.michiganderband.com for all ticketing details and to purchase, as many dates are selling out in advance.
Michigander, who delivers elevated and eloquent songcraft, uplifting instrumentation, and plainspoken heartland storytelling punctuated by alternative flare, has racked up over 60 million career streams globally and garnered the acclaim of NPR, Paste, Consequence, SPIN, Forbes, BrooklynVegan, Guitar World, and 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 [2018] and Where Do We Go From Here [2019], 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 career via the Top 5 Triple A radio hit “Let Down” and Top 10 Triple A radio hit “Better.” On the road, Michigander has 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. In 2023, Singer leaves one chapter in the rearview and turns the page on another. After putting his musical life on pause to focus on rehabilitation and returning to his feet, Michigander is back, breaking personal records, including 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, charting at radio again, and on the road with a new set of songs and a re-energized passion for his craft.
PRESS HERE to listen to Michigander’s recent episode on NPR’s World Café featuring an interview and exclusive performance.
It Will Never Be The Same Track Listing
1.      Superglue
2.      Stay Out Of It
3.      The Other Way
4.      Indianapolis
5.      In My Head (with Manchester Orchestra)
6.      Cannonball
Friday, March 31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah + (Sold Out)
Saturday, April 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo +
Sunday, April 2 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone Berkeley +
Tuesday, April 4 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall +
Wednesday, April 5 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza +
Thursday, April 6 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic +
Friday, April 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +
Saturday, April 8 – Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theater +
Tuesday, April 11 – Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar +
Wednesday, April 12 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club + (Sold Out)
Friday, April 14 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall + (Sold Out)
Saturday, April 15 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall +
Sunday, April 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop +
Wednesday, April 19 – Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub + (Sold Out)
Friday, April 21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +
Saturday, April 22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall +
Sunday, April 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry +
Wednesday, April 26 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café + (Sold Out)
Friday, April 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade +
Saturday, April 29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In +
Thursday, May 11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Friday, May 12 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
Saturday, May 13 – Syracuse, NY @ Food Truck Battle at New York State Fairgrounds
Thursday, May 25 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Café and Music Hall
Friday, May 26 – Harrisburg, PA @ Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
Saturday, May 27 – Allison Park, PA @ Hartwood Acres
Thursday, June 8 – Lexington, KY @ The Burl
Saturday, June 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo
Saturday, June 24 – Petoskey, MI @ Great Lakes Center for the Arts
August 26-27 – St. Louis, MO @ Evolution Festival ^
Friday, September 29 – Ocean City, MD @ Oceans Calling ^
+ indicates It Will Never Be The Same Tour w/ Abby Holliday supporting
^ indicates festival appearance