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Workin' Man

from Landlocked by Luke Michielsen

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On the rollicking first single “Workin’ Man”, Luke looks in the mirror and doesn’t recognize his own reflection. He has become who he has always feared: a man consumed by his work. “I need some help and I want it fast,” he begs. The song was written in a state of overwhelm one night after work, a few days after returning home from an exhausting three weeks on the road.

“I wrote “Workin’ Man” in a state of exhaustion -- it came out of my desperation to find more time to rest and relax.” -Luke Michielsen

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It’s been a long day and my mind is gone
Now I’m the workin' man I've been trying to avoid
I take the good with the bad that’s always been my theme
Positive people always puttin’ down bein’ down

So take the calendar and wipe all the numbers off
I know this conversation goes on when I’m gone
So I will cut something out like I always do
And wind up overworked because they asked me to

I need some help and I want it fast
Some instant wisdom and I want it to last

This discussion goes deeper than I thought it did
Now I’m the workin’ man I’ve been tryin’ to avoid
I take the up with the down that’s always been my thing
Positive people always puttin’ down bein’ down

I need some help and I want it fast
Some instant wisdom and I need it to last
I need some help and I want it now
A new way of thinking and someone to show me how

It’s been a long day and my mind is gone

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from Landlocked, track released August 13, 2021
Luke Michielsen - writer, vocals, guitars
Josh Cwintal - producer, ambient tracks
Jesse Maranger - electric guitar
Owen Cherry - drums
Bensen Carter - bass
Andy Magoffin - engineering, horns, mixing
Jordan Moore - vocal engineering
Philip Shaw Bova - mastering

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Luke Michielsen Kitchener, Ontario

For Kitchener, Ontario-based folk musician Luke Michielsen, songwriting is a necessity. Since he was a teenager, it has been a way that he processes emotions, turning his personal experiences into heartfelt songs that have connected with audiences around the world. Luke is preparing to release his new record, Landlocked. ... more

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