Michael Oakland

Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist

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I specialize in pop, electro, and EDM. If I were to describe myself as an artist, the first 3 artists that come to mind are Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish, and Ed Sheeran. My expertise is in songwriting and lyrics. I also provide piano, topline writing, and vocals for pre-made tracks. I am very detail-oriented, so I deliver my best possible vocals.

I started singing and playing piano at 12 years old, and have been singing for 10 years with professional coaching and various gigs. Once I got my hands on my first music software, I instantly fell in love with the songwriting process.

The creative process of writing has always come naturally to me, and I've fine-tuned my ear for melodies over the past 10 years. I like to craft each song as detailed as I feel is necessary to nail an ear-catching tune. I am a tenor (G4 belt) and have particular experience with soft pop music such as that from Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, John Mayer, and Justin Bieber. I also love laying down vocals for EDM and Electropop productions, as I feel that the effort/emotion that I put in for each song accentuates the energy needed for a quality EDM track.

What I provide:
*Songwriting
*Male Vocals
*Lyrics
*Topline Writing
*Piano

Using me as a feature depends on the project, please contact me for more information.

Do you already have an idea, lyric, or melody and you need help to complete your song?
Are you just looking for someone to lay down those vocals to make your pre-written song stand out?

If so, I'd love to work with you! Click the "contact button" above to get in touch.

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6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Michael Banks
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    Made a great track with Michael, looking forward to more soon.

  2. Review by Michael Banks
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    Loved working with Michael on producing his song, now on to the mix!

  3. Review by Guy Furious
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    Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only does he have a great talent but his communication is very clear and concise - whilst also being open to new ideas. I would highly recommend him and I look forward to collaborating again soon!

  4. Review by Austin Leeds
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    Another great song done with Michael. Thank you!

  5. Review by Austin Leeds
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    It was great to work with Michael again. Thank you!

  6. Review by Austin Leeds
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    It was great working with Michael! Great vocals, music, and communication Thank you!

Interview with Michael Oakland

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital for sure. I like how these days digital is more prominent because of how much you can do with it. Digital is much more economical than analog and presents a similar result in audio quality. Digital beats analog in my opinion.

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. A: To put all of my effort into each individual song. It's sad when the potential for any song or element of that song goes easily unnoticed and unfulfilled. My promise is that I will do my very best for every project, big or small.

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: My digital piano, a portable battery outlet to plug my piano in (hopefully this counts as gear), my laptop, PreSonus audio interface, and perception 220 condenser microphone.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: An ear for melodies. Ever since I started working with writing melodies, I found that creating melodies was fun and interesting, to say the very least.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: I typically start songwriting with piano improvisation, finding chords and chord progressions that flow well and that pair well with the type of music I am working with. Once I find this, I usually hum out the melodies (sometimes verse/intro) that I dig for that new chord progression. I emphasize certain vowels and consonants that I want to keep in a song and put the pieces of the puzzle together to formulate the lyrics that match up with that lyric flow, similar to many rappers. After, I pull out MIDI straight from my digital piano and import it into my DAW (Logic Pro X). From there, it's just all about fine-tuning and crafting any last-minute implementations to add to those mandatory elements that I want to keep in the song.

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Terms Of Service

3 revisions per song. I have about a 1-3 day turnaround depending on the service and typically get back very promptly.

GenresSounds Like
  • Billie Eilish
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ed Sheeran
Gear Highlights
  • Shure SM27 Condenser Microphone
  • AKG Perception 220 Microphone
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