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The All Canadian Soundclash Release 'I Want It'

The All Canadian Soundclash is a musical recording project from Singer, Songwriter Andrew Michelin of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada which spotlights the best in original indie folk and alternative rock n’ roll through well crafted song writing and live performance. Michelin tries to take a less is more philosophy when it comes to creating his music which is steeped in melodic traditions that can be traced directly back to The Beatles. This helps make the songs accessible and radio friendly and Andrew Michelin understands both the importance of structure and the desirability of pop hooks and repeatedly he delivers both.

Music has the power to transport us to another time and place. The All Canadian Soundclash loves to harness that power with a broad audience of fellow music lovers and passionate musicians alike. Ever since a young age, Andrew Michelin has found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process. So when the world went into lock down in the spring of 2020 singer, songwriter Andrew Michelin took the opportunity to write, rewrite and dive into his arsenal of songs that he has written over the past ten plus years to see if there was anything worth releasing to the public?

There was. “I want it” is the third single from The All Canadian Soundclash and award winning producer & musician Dale Murray ( Hayden, Cuff The Duke, Joel Plaskett, Buck 65, Christina Martin, Matt Mays )

Falling in line with Michelin’s now-signature ‘less is more’ philosophy when it comes to his craft, the song joins “I Can See You Loving Me” as one of two singles The All Canadian Soundclash has released this year; the pair follow the project’s self-titled debut EP, which landed last summer, and came to be throughout months of restrictions post-COVID-19 outbreak.

“I’ve always found great joy and satisfaction by being involved in the creative music process,” Michelin shares, “so, when the world went into lockdown last year, I took the opportunity to write, and rewrite.”

“It’s about never giving up on your desires, and winning the race no matter what difficulties may get in your way,” Michelin reveals. “It’s about finally overcoming your demons, and realizing it’s your time to shine — so let’s get this thing done!” It’s a sentiment befitting the year the world has had to endure. “Even us,” he shares, referring to himself, Murray, and drummer Jordi Comstock. “We experienced this all too well when trying to record ‘I want it.’ Dale’s studio is in Nova Scotia, and the maritime provinces had their own isolation bubble where nobody was allowed to enter. With me being in Ontario, and the others out east, we were forced to find a different way to record.” I want it, they did; Murray and Comstock recorded at Murray’s Farmhouse Studio, while Michelin contributed his portions from his home studio. “I told Dale this was going to work, and it did! There were many audio files back and forth through email so that Dale could splice and mix the tracks together there at his home.” It wasn’t all without its uniquely discovered silver linings, he adds. “Even though we couldn’t get together and record in one spot, there’s something to be said about being able to record vocal tracks from the comfort of your own home.”


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