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“.
Here is what Michael Lane said about his new release, Open Road: „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 canceled 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.“
It starts on a dreamy note which is typical for Lane. His vocal is warm, gentle, consoling, spreading the positivity out. There is an excitement of being on the road and clearing your head that way expressed in the lyrics. The chorus is more upbeat and you can easily sing along, whereas the verses are quiet, more thoughtful.
"made a quick stop out in candler
where a loved one you know rests
we said a prayer to whoevers listenin
i know she's lookin down on you my friend"