Michael McQuaid
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A heartbreak kid rooted with a voice of pain and grit, Michael McQuaid is a Dallas native making a name for himself in Nashville. His sound infuses a clash of blues, soul and heart stopping beats to cultivate a new class of R&B. He deviates from his peers with his innate ability to harmonize the use of production and organic instruments. McQuaid’s independently released single, “VIBES” received radio play due to its popular demand. His infectious style gained him traction all over the U.S..

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Soulful pop rock ballad. Kicking off with gentle, cinematic piano chords and dusky, intimate vocals, we soon get to the contrasting chorus of rock solid drums, big guitars, keyboard and a passionate vocal lead line. The scene is set - tuneful, yearning verses building to grand, catchy choruses full of thick harmonies and rich, epic instrumentation. Shades of blues and gospel help give it a majestic and glorious feel, creating a powerful and uplifitng, inspirational track with plenty of drama.
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Sultry R&B pop song featuring lyrical male vocals. A clean electric guitar and vocal intro builds to the chorus, full of grit and granular synth power to contrast with the cooler verses. Smooth bass, melodic strings and soft pads all add a touch of class throughout, as well as harmonised backing vocals to form a chilled yet passionate track about chasing after a relationship.
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Downtempo, gritty R&B pop. A calm intro of clean electric guitar and soulful male vocals mixes with a heavily saturated fuzz bass for depth as the intensity builds to the chorus of big, full chords and dramatic drum beat. A bridge section of rap vocals over a heavily reverbed texture of guitar, synth and drums adds contrast before the return of the chorus making a heartfelt song, full of passion and variety, about a relationship break up.
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Downtempo R&B pop track. A jazzy clean guitar intro soon turns dramatic with a deep fuzz bass and simple drum beat chorus. It's a recipe of smooth, atmospheric verses, minimalist and soulful, contrasting with bolder, heartfelt choruses, solid and gritty with a modern R&B flavour. Riding the waves of sultry regret and tense emotion, it's a song of hard hitting realisation, mirroring the differences in a relationship.
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Soulful pop track with tender vocals and hard hitting chorus. Soft and gentle acoustic verses contrast with huge anthemic choruses made up of power chords, stadium rock drums and thick vocal harmonies. Each verse brings a new element, from synth bass to textures to strings, as they build to the climactic drop of the chorus. Nuanced and dramatic, diverse and emotional, it's an intense demonstration of desperate passion.
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Hard hitting pop track, showcasing various musical styles and passionate vocals. Mixing electro and trap elements with harmonies and sound effects, it remains a sophisticated pop song at heart focusing on a deceptive break up. A brooding intro of texture, FX and vocals grows into the hook of the chorus featuring big vocal harmonies, synth arps, bass groove and hi-hat beats. Constantly diverse yet perfectly flowing, it's a remorseful song of regret, heartache and anger.
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