Since that time he has released two dozen albums and a new anthology fittingly called 25, which features some of the recurring themes in Michael's music. "When I first got started, I wrote a song every day for a year," recalls Michael. "I figured if I was going to do this as a profession, I couldn't wait for inspiration to come. Sometimes the stuff is just lousy and then suddenly the juices start flowing and I can't turn the faucet off. I think the things I need most to learn end up showing up in my songs, and there are some themes I just can't let go of." Michael says personal experiences are often the inspiration for his songs, but not always. "For me, inspiration either comes from somebody I know, someone I care about, something I've thought about very deeply, or just from the need to tell a story," says Michael. The story of adoption, for example, is a story that Michael has told beautifully through songs such as "From God's Arms to My Arms to Yours," despite the fact that he has not been personally affected by it. In addition being an extraordinarily successful songwriter and composer, Michael is an established author, playwright, and film director and producer. Visit michaelmcleanmusic.com to learn more him.
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