If there is a modern folk-pop artist who has seen the harsh realities in life, it is Michael Lane himself. As a US soldier in his twenties, sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, Michael was forced to live at cruelty . Successes such as two top 50 songs in the German charts, four albums, international tours and the single "Liberty" as the official song of the 2015/2016 Four Hills Tournament, Europe’s biggest international ski jump event, have made Michael Lane, a German-American, known to the public. In addition to his work as a musician, Michael Lane is currently also active as a songwriter for production music and as a music producer in his remote "Studio Waldblick“.
His new single Ladybug starts with delightful guitar and combined with his gentle vocal the song smells of summer and sunny days. "Life, death, and change are things we all have to go through in life. Everything is always changing, the seasons, the weather, everything is in constant motion and change. I always wondered why I only saw the ladybug a short time during the year, and like everything else, its just a part of the bigger scheme of things in the world. I remember sitting playing my guitar, and a ladybug sat on the top of my guitar, just for a second, and then flew away, it was the perfect inspiration for this song. Ladybug was originally released on my second album "The Middle", but i felt that the production didn't quite do it justice, so i re recorded the song, breathing new life into it." - Michael Lane
The intro sets the peaceful vibe of a serene evening when everything slows down and you have time to think. Lane's vocal is warm, reassuring us than even as times and seasons change, there is always something good that remains, something we can look out for. Everything happens for a reason and the bad events make us stronger.
" summer ends and the seasons change
and the leaves they all rearrange
birds fly south away from here and all the
ladybugs disappear "