Michael Day 'Treetops' Single Launch
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WA roots-rock-folk singer/songwriter, Michael Day is set to release his third single, 'Treetops'. A lush acoustic track that combines both serenity and intensity, Treetops was recorded and produced by James Newhouse. The song showcases Day’s evolution as a songwriter and the amazing contribution his band make to his musical ideas. “Treetops is an internal reflection on our society, but also my own feelings about how society runs as a meritocracy,” Day explains. “We’re given our ‘worth’ by the things that we do. You’re considered invaluable if you do perceived good things and if you don’t do certain things you’re not really worth anything. It’s looking at how it can make us super prideful when we’re doing right and can also lead to anxiety when we’re feeling pretty crap because we’re not meeting standards that we either put on ourselves or that society puts on us.” Treetops was written and recorded in 2020, certainly a year of reflection for many of us. Day maintained his creative energy but was wont to ponder his place in the whole scheme of things. “I guess part of my own struggle is being a person who feels that they are more naturally creative rather than being suited to your typical 9-5 job,” he says. “It’s struggling with the feeling that if I had a 9-5 job, I’d be doing really great and that’d be awesome but then not meeting that could lead to some anxiety or depression, or those sorts of things.” A reflective song for a reflective age, 'Treetops' is released on February 26. The live launch for the single happens March 12 at Lyric’s Underground in Maylands with support from Support from Jacob Wylde, Chidgzey and Raymondouu.