Five years after the end of his last musical project Inlet Sound, Montreal-native Michael Wexler is stepping forward into his first solo-project with the name Significant Other. Under the new moniker and striving for both energy and intimacy, Michaelʼs first forthcoming release “Kimberlite” is built from the output of a brain constantly seeking serotonin while over-analyzing every incoming and outgoing signal from the past years.
This musical project is a deeply personal attempt to put voice and lyric to the ever-changing circumstances of a life examined. Stepping away from collective songwriting towards solitary musings that are vulnerable and unapologetic has been the trajectory of this project, although it has stalled for the last number of years – but as the new decade rears its head, it seems as though it is time to bear fruit.
Significant Other shares of the track:
“The song was co-produced by myself and JP Levac who played drums on the tune. We spent a few days at his studio, out in the country near Hawkesbury, ON which he calls Studio Plywood. My dad has a farm out near there where I spent some time this summer, so we could take our time and explored 8 songs I had recorded over the last few years and after being away from music for a while. Things evolved when taking the song apart and putting it back together with JP at the drums and me on the rhodes, where we found a fun transition of a verse and chorus in different time signatures. Adding on the melodies of the bass and electric guitar from Marie-Claudel Chénard brought it all together, along with the gorgeous back-up vocals with Marilyse Senécal.”