Released on Friday (Sept. 8), the 21-year-old artist emotionally ignites a refreshed sonic era with his new pack – capturing the essence of being young in the modern day. Holding tracks in “Summer’s End” and “Hope,” the two-track EP also acts as a tribute to his late friend David Armendariz, who is pictured with Michal on various sections of the project’s artwork.
“This one’s for the passed, the losers, the lost and confused, the hard workers and the ones still waiting for a sign… All good things must come to an end, so let’s run it up the first time. Been working hard for you guys. I dedicate this to D.”Michal Michal
Clad with a ghostly chorus that intertwines itself in between Michal’s bars about self-betterment, success and his life in its current state, change is inevitable for the young singer-rapper as he continues to evolve altogether. “Summer’s End” is not only a depiction of Michal’s rise to the occasion, but “Hope” is a further testament towards better days – armed with dreamy, thought-provoking melodies and lines that admittedly seep into your subconscious.
Casting sonic spells through his dynamic, raspy vocal range, Michal’s official foray into music stems from the COVID-19 pandemic, where he was inspired by his friends who were also embedded in the arts. Touting a mix of styles – akin to acts like Trippie Redd, iann dior, Mac Miller and KYLE, among others – his passion for music was seeded from a young age, when he would beg his parents to allow him to play the drums.
Past efforts like “SOHO Freestyle,” “First High,” “Fell Off” and his highest-streamed hit “A Hangover Story” all emit the exuberance of being young, wild and free. With Summer’s End, though, Michal has turned a new leaf – looking to follow the molds of his greatest influences in Mac Miller, Juice WRLD, Cordae, G-Eazy, Tyler, The Creator and more.
Striving to deviate from the norm, Michal Michal offers a glimmering difference in an industry overrun with cliches. Aiming to break through as a genuine voice for the youth, Michal knows that while good things come to an end, the best has yet to come.
Listen to Summer’s End below!