Situations is the first release from the new Independent Project coming from Michael Egleton and Michael Egleton Music, In The Q, produced by Michael Egleton, Wes McCraw, Creekside Audio, Norton, Ohio and Samuel Haygood, N-DA-Groove Productions, Atlanta, GA. This particular song was produced by Michael Egleton and mastered through the magic of the LANDR Music Artificial Intellegence Mastering Platform. Strings, Accoustic Bass and accoustic guitar carry the melody of this song while finger snaps carry the heartbeat with the extras that give the musical emotions a vehicle to travel in. Then there is the emotional voice of the singer, Michael Egleton, pleading the case for his Situation. Sounds of David Ruffen of the mighty Temptations or the late great, Isacc Hayes come to mind. Simplicity, emotions and precise arranging are what makes this song stand out.
Situations is a song of what can happen when a simple conversation can go side ways quickly and get out of control. Things are said that are not really meant. Words one may wish they could take back. Feelings are hurt. Hearts are destroyed.
Jeff M. Writes, writes a perfect discription of the song in his article in Odd Nuggets,
“..Love on the rocks, drenched in nostalgia… Michael Egleton’s “Situations” hearkens back to soul’s golden age with flair. This track traipses the edge of consciousness in a haze of anguish. Michael Egleton sings with the raw emotion of classic soul crooners – telling his tale of woe over an elegantly sparse arrangement. “Jumped in my car, went to the bar…” A dimlit bar room creaks as you enter. The gloom is cold welcome. Warmth is a shot glass. Gin’s no tonic for what ails you. ..Thoughts war within – threatening to escape to reality; transform into actions. Her eyes come back into view and you stand – dropping change on the bar before returning home. “It’s just a situation.” Egleton harnesses a lot of classic soul influence in “Situations.” Old and new converge. The spoken word segment feels like a Boyz II Men hat tilt, though they weren’t alone in such tendencies. Regardless, it helps carry the plaintive story and fits well in the song.”
- Jeff M. Writes, Odd Nugget (Feb 14, 2018)
Situations is not a song for the faint of heart. One must be real with themselves to listen to and understand the flavor of this song. Can I say the words, "I was wrong." or "I'm Sorry." Two of the simplest yet hardest words for some to say. You run to a place where opportunity abounds for something bad to happen. The bar. You see your cup of tea reading you like a book. "..... It's Morning Time..." Where will you end up? Back in your bed like the song says or someone elses arms when morning time comes? It's just a Situation.