A digital download of the Back in the Day track.
Also available at gordonmichaels.bandcamp.com.
Song Review of Gordon Michaels “Back in the Day”
by Kristina Mondo for RadioAirplay
“Back In The Day” is the latest release from singer/songwriter and composer Gordon Michaels. The song can be described as a musical circus mimicking many of the sounds, you would hear at one. The tune is a lively and rousing tribute and homage to music in the 20’s–an era that too many today have long forgotten. With his latest single, Michaels has seemed to revitalize and brought recognition back to both that era and the genre of music it created. The tune is catchy, and fun and has a great hook, that will hook the listener from the first notes, it’s intriguing and entertaining. This is a song for lovers of music of the ’20s, the vaudeville era, big band music, soundtracks, and Broadway.
The melody is the foundation of this track and what really hooks you from the start–making the listener want to hear more. It’s a happy, lively melody that conjures up images of the circus, and vaudeville sideshows music in a jamboree. The song has a Beatlesque sound and quality to it. There is a great mixture of pop, jazz, and big band that comes together using instruments such as piano, drums, and percussion elements for that big band, 20’s sound. The song, which is largely piano-based music includes a jaunty rhythm, syncopation, and sophisticated chord progressions and key changes. The song has a melody that makes it a perfect feature for Broadway, commercial tv, and movies.
About the Reviewer: Kristina Mondo is a freelance writer specializing in music journalism. Kristina has worked as a columnist at various publications, managed PR and press campaigns for a camp music festival, and toured with various artists. Kristina is a music lover appreciating all types of music and what they have to offer from opera to rap believing that there is always something to appreciate in every song. Interviews, however, are her passion, because it’s not just about what the artist lets you see but what you can draw out of them–getting to the heart of who they really are.