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“. Take It Slow is his latest single.
"Take It Slow" describes many aspects of what really makes us who we are. Life doesn't have to be a race to riches and success. It is not the physical that is the most important thing in life, but the spiritual that leads us home to ourselves. Clothing, money, our status in life are things that are not important for the heart and soul. It's all a dream“, Michael Lane explains.
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. And if his previous albums were like a kind of musical diary in which these experiences were reflected, Michael Lane's regained ease and joy can clearly be seen in "Take It Slow". The song is a message of hope and positive certainty that a time of crisis will lead people back to the important things.
It starts with catchy guitar before the drums come in and turn the song into something that it's hard not to dance to. Positivity pours out of every chord, Lane's soft vocal calms the listener down yet encourages him to see the brighter side of life.