Make no mistake. From here on out, this year, there will be a rapid succession of music releases. This is for the month of May. This is something that was originally released as a The Hawkline Monster song, before I decided to make my own life difficult and go back to using the name my parents gave me (Mike Vitale—what a douche).
With that being said, this song, as of May 26th 2018, has been added to all digital streaming and digital retail services under my own name: Mike Vitale.
I am very proud of this song.
It is a song I wrote about us. It’s about people. It’s about how we behave like complete animals, yet, want to have some sort of unique distinction above them, as if we are not one ourselves.
Given our penchant for war and destruction, as a species, I find this to be a pertinent topic that should be discussed, even if within the confines of a song. My desire is that the more we are aware of our instinctual animal behavior and our emotional base reactions, such as aggression and fear, the more we might move beyond our reptilian brain, or what Arthur Koestler referred to as the ghost in the machine. This song features my friends Frank Reina on drums, Cory Clark on electric guitar, Brad Cummings on bass, Jesse Nason on synth, and myself on vocals, acoustic guitar and electric guitar. It was mixed by Barrett Slagle and mastered by Pete Lyman.
Here are a few digital streaming links that you can use to listen to this song:
Here are places where the song can be purchased:
It exists on everything known to man for streaming services and digital purchase sites, so just let me know what you want a link to, and I'll send it to you.
I have another single that is literally about a week away from being released. It is a full band version of the song "Gone."
No joke people. 2018 is going to be all about me playing a lot of shows and releasing a lot of music.
What I would love for you to do is to help me spread the word about these songs. Word of mouth is king. Please talk about them to people so that they do not die a slow death of ones and zeros on the world wide web, in obscurity.