Michigander

5 albums

Michigander, aka Jason Singer, is an indie rock act originally formed in Kalamazoo that has been gaining a lot of momentum since the release of his debut single “Nineties.” The song has been featured on official Spotify playlists including Indie All Stars, Viral Hits, and Indie 2017, accumulating nearly a million plays since its release in 2016. Although live shows and recordings consist of a full band, Michigander at its core is a solo project that has been built by Jason Singer since 2014. In April 2017, Michigander released a new single titled “Fears” and in September of the same year released a second single titled “Stolen.” Michigander’s music has been featured on NPR, Paste, NME, Huffington Post, and DIY. Michigander has also recorded sessions with Audiotree, Daytrotter, and SoFar.

In the past few years, Michigander has shared bills with acts such as Ra Ra Riot, Tokyo Police Club, Twin Peaks, and Boy & Bear. He has also played festivals alongside alt-J, Solange, Foster The People, Run The Jewels, and Two Door Cinema Club. On top of that Michigander has toured all over the country (including a trip to SXSW) and has become a staple in the midwest music scene.

In March 2018 Jason released his debut EP titled "Midland" which was featured on NPR. 

Music

10 songs
Song
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1
03:25

Lyrics:

I got the world on string But it’s tied around my neck And it’s pulling me Over the edge I saw love in her eyes But she’s always asleep Had to wake up at five She texts me before she leaves Love me till I die And love me to death Only the good die young Is something an old man said When he lost his son to the war that “should’ve won” Im somewhere in between Where I was and where I wanna be I still got my soul but it don’t belong to me Love me till I die And love me to death God knows I’m trying To clean up my mess Love me till I die And love me to death Turn off the TV, Cause I dont wanna hear All the voices telling me that it's over All the voices telling me that it’s over I know you love him, at least you told me so But I wish that you would love me too, Oh I wish that you would love me too
1
5am (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:25
2
Nineties Nineties
More: Lyrics
03:32

Lyrics:

Stereo up and the windows down Same old city, still driving around It's the only place I clear my mind Past the 7-11 and the neon signs I wanna go back to the nineties And go to New York City When everything was easier Why can't it be much simpler Hold me close, then hold me tighter Don't you let me slip into danger Hold me close, then hold me tighter Cause the world I know is falling apart Yeah the world I know is falling apart Hold your breath and count to ten I wanna know if you're still living Cause everyone needs a place to hide When they get scared in the middle of the night
3
Falling Midland
04:14

Lyrics:

I don't need your love I just want your sympathy So would you please sit next to me And say it’s gonna be alright I don't wanna leave This tiny town I hate so much Cause there's the only roads I trust After midnight It feels like I’m falling And I don't know where I'll land Feels like I'm falling Would you please just take my hand The wind is at my back But my feet they're stuck in cement I try to live without regrets But I always have to ask Jesus take me home Cause I'm afraid of messing up Everything that I gots from you It feels like I’m falling And I don't know where I'll land Feels like I'm falling Would you help me to understand I've been waiting round this town for too long Wasting all my time, and my energy If i don't leave by winter i'll get snowed in I gotta pack my bags so I can leave
1
Falling (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:14
4
03:43

Lyrics:

It's starting over, yeah it's starting now Why are you running, from your own crowd Where are you going, and what ya plan to do When you reach that edge girl, of all you knew You can go but just don't leave me Cause I don't know how I'm still breathing You can go but just don't leave me Cause I need to feel your heart beating Every star is a sunset somewhere Somehow I can feel the earth stop When I'm with you Maybe oh maybe you'll find something Something for you, to sum up your fears of dying alone You can go but just don't leave me Cause I don't know how I'm still breathing You can go but just don't leave me Cause I need to feel your heart beating If you find me don't ever leave me If you find me don't ever leave me If you find me don't ever leave me alone
1
Fears (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:43
5
03:26

Lyrics:

I fell down the rabbit's hole into the lion's den I can’t remember my own name I think that I would make a fine politician Cause I’m the one you always blame I hit upon the door that you left open When you asked me to step inside Is this your weird little way of letting me know that I’m the one whos on your mind, Tell me, am I the one whos on your mind If love is a river baby you can't swim You’re going under, you’re going under If love is the game you’re playing you won't win You're going under, you're going under Press your face against the glass cause youre on camera They see everything you see If they tell you that they are not listening They are poisoning your dreams If love is a river baby you can't swim You’re going under, you’re going under If love is the game you’re playing you won't win You're going under, you're going under Everytime I look at the stars I always wonder where you are I always wonder where you are Honey when I look in your eyes You make everything alright Just tell me it’ll be alright
1
Alice (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:26
6
East Chicago, IN Midland
05:17

Lyrics:

I hope that you find somebody to love you Someone who lives in the same world that you do But if you ever, wanted to leave there Just know that I’ll be standing right here And you can come on back to me Come on back to me Come on back to me You can come on back to me Come on back to me Come on back to me I’m driving home, all the way from Chicago Falling asleep as i pass through the time zones So, tell me what's on your mind Cause i don't like being blindsided by you It's nothing new So you can come on back to me Come on back to me Come on back to me You can come on back to me Come on back to me Come on back to me (2x) It doesn't matter where you are It doesn't matter where I am You know that I've got you You know that I've got you Through all the rain and all the snow It doesn't matter where we go You know that i've got you You know that i've got you
1
East Chicago, IN (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:17
7
Tunnel Tunnel
03:51

Lyrics:

Where, where you gonna go If you're not by my side If you're not by my side Time has never done me wrong But it's never done me right No it’s never done me right (Look in the mirror) Tell me what you find (Nothing is clearer) On the other side (look in the mirror) You're wasting your time Be the light at the end of the tunnel Be the ghost inside my dreams I don’t wanna cause no trouble I just wanna be the one you need Life, life won’t ever come, When your mind is miles away When you’re stuck in future days Broken down bandwagons line the streets All the kids are looking for their sanity Running in a wheel that never gets you anywhere (Look in the mirror) Tell me what you find (Nothing is clearer) On the other side (look in the mirror) You're wasting my time
1
Tunnel (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:51
8
04:25

Lyrics:

There's a distance, and it's calling me But I'm wishing, that it'd leave me be So you took his keys, and you stole his car But you're hoping now, you haven't gone too far You don't know what love is Till it's stolen from ya You don't know what love is Till it's stolen from ya (don't let me go) Now you're searching, to find a way out And you're looking, but enough till now And I'm hoping that you know I just can't let go of the past I keep holding on, but please don't let me go You don't know what love is Till it's stolen from ya You don't know what love is Till it's stolen from ya
1
Stolen (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:58
9
Safe Safe
More: Lyrics
03:29

Lyrics:

These city limit signs, are keeping me inside Like prison walls that wont fall down I said that I would leave, a year ago this week But my heart strings they’re still tied to this ground But I’m still the same as I was But I wish that I was gone V2 I lost another friend to the war again A prison with a pretty face He said it would be fine, but I said just give it time Now he’s sleeping with those choices that he made But I’m still the same as I was But I wish that I was gone I was gone Bridge I thought I Would be somewhere else by now I thought I Would be someone else by now I thought I Would be somewhere else by now But I’m not V2 Im doing what I love, while you’re doing what youre told I know its safe, but I bet that's getting old So take your blinder off, and see what you got Reach out and just take hold, reach out and just take hold
10
Circles Circles
03:39

Lyrics:

Where do we go from here Feels like I’m running in circles Where do we go from here I’ve been facing all my fears But I’m running in circles I’ve been facing all my fears So tell me what (tell me what) You want from me Tell me what (tell me what) You want from me I’ll give you anything To make you my everything Was there something you wanted to say I could see it in your eyes Was there something you wanted to say I should've told you when I remembers Should’ve told you back in September But I couldn’t see through the rain I get lost but I’m still waiting on you I get knocked down, but I’m still waiting on you
1
Circles (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:42