I have to admit, I thought it was just going to be a big pile of cheese, and it IS – in the best way, and I love it!
Michaels says the song is “a modern-day throwback to a feel-good road trip anthem.” It takes you back to a time when we would scan the radio, searching for our favorite song. You can watch the video for the new song right here:
Ironically, the song came to Michaels while he was working with a bit of modern tech.
“I do this TikTok thing, and I show people how I write music,” he explained in a recent interview. He said “I’m laying a beat… playing the guitar. And I’m like, ‘Back in the day, radio played our favorite songs the DJs say. The song just fell together. It’s just a good-vibe song.”
The lyrics went on to be part of the chorus of “Back in the Day.” It’s Michaels’ first new single since 2019’s “Unbroken.”
“The video reflects the feel of early MTV videos with green screen, pop-up captions and never-before-seen photos and original Hi-8 images of my youth,” Michael said in a press release. “It is a song that truly reflects on great times and pays homage to the radio stations and DJs that cranked up the music while bringing us great songs that have withstood the test of time, songs that all my friends and I would sing along to then and now.”
“Music is a universal language meant to unite us, not divide us, and that is exactly what this song is about.” It’s also a hell of a lot of fun to sing along to, as is the video to watch as it weaves a story of my life and the music that rocked it!”
Bret Michaels hits the road for a new tour in July. The tour is called Parti-Gras, Michaels will be joined by Night Ranger and Jefferson Starship.