Michele McLaughlin

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Undercurrent - Behind The Songs: Undercurrent

Undercurrent is inspired by the Plato quote “Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.” It occurred to me that while there are many aspects of our lives that may seem peaceful and calm and wonderful and beautiful on the surface, we are all battling something, however big or small, underneath.  This song symbolizes the battle we endure.  

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Undercurrent - Behind The Songs: The Space Between

The Space Between is about moving away from my sister. We used to be neighbors, living right next door to each other for the last eight years, and before that we lived together.  We've been in close proximity for the last eighteen years.  When I bought my new house, I only moved 10 miles away from her, and that may not seem like such a big deal, but that space between us became really noticeable after I moved. This song is for my sister.  

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Undercurrent - Behind The Songs: Full Of Love

Full Of Love is a dedication to all the people I cherish in my daily life. The friends I spend time with, the gatherings I have at my house for concerts and all my loyal followers, the moments I spend with my family. I love my friends and family so much and this song is for them.   

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Undercurrent - Behind The Songs: Changing Skies

Changing Skies is about watching the skies change all day long. I live up on a mountainside and have a view of the Salt Lake Valley. The skies are constantly changing and it is fascinating to watch.  The clouds moving across the valley, the colors changing the landscape all day long, the gorgeous sunsets.  I composed this song while I was looking out my window, watching the clouds roll across the valley.   *Photograph by Michele McLaughlin

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Undercurrent - Behind The Songs: Living In Awe

Living In Awe is about moving to my new home, and being so happy and content in my new environment.  When I moved, it was the beginning of spring, and all the flowers and trees were beginning to bloom around my new house.  My house also overlooks the Salt Lake Valley, and the view is inspiring.  Watching everything bloom, being inspired by my view, and just being content and happy in my new surroundings left me feeling in awe most of the time.  This is the first song I composed in my new home, and it's a musical representation of how I feel here.   *Photograph by Michele McLaughlin

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Undercurrent - Behind The Songs: 11,000 Miles

11,000 Miles is about my US tour with Scott D. Davis in the summer of 2013. We played 30 shows, in 26 states, over a period of two months, and drove 11,000 miles on that giant road trip.  We started in California, drove all the way across the US to South Carolina, then up the East Coast to Boston, and back across the midwest.  It was so much fun.  I started composing this song while on tour and would work on it a little bit on every piano we performed on.  When I completed it, all I could think about was driving around the US giggling and listening to music, meeting the fans, and just having the time of my life.  This song is about our adventures on that tour.  

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Debuting at #5 on the New Age Billboard Charts

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Album Review of Undercurrent by Dick Metcalf

Happy Sunday! I just received a fantastic review from
Dick Metcalf at Musicians Virtual Assistant.  

He runs a very cool review website and reviews a wide spectrum of awesome music.  You should definitely check it out!!  

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Album Review of Undercurrent by Keith Hannaleck


Keith Hannaleck runs a great review site called
New Age Music Reviews, and he reviews some fantastic music.  He listened to Undercurrent and gave it 5/5 stars!!!  So excited.  

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Album Review of Undercurrent by Kathy Parsons

Kathy Parsons runs a great site called where she posts album reviews, interviews, songbook reviews, and even offers live online piano lessons.  She's awesome and I always love working with Kathy.  She posted a review of Undercurrent today and it's great.  She has also featured Undercurrent in her "Top Picks" for 2015.

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