Genre-bending singer-songwriter Michael J Woodard makes a powerful return with his soul-baring new single, "FACE." The song showcases Woodard's stunning vocals as he delves into themes of self-discovery and the struggle to express his deepest emotions. Released via Unsub Records, the indie label founded by Katy Perry, who has been a steadfast supporter of Woodard since his time as a finalist on "American Idol."
"FACE" holds a special place in Woodard's heart, as it revolves around the challenge of articulating feelings for someone he loves, with emotions plainly written on his face. The track beautifully captures the disorienting experience of liking someone so intensely while being unable to verbalize those emotions. Woodard hopes the song resonates with listeners, evoking strong emotions and leaving a lasting impact.
The official music video for "FACE" adds a surreal touch to Woodard's inner journey. Set in a remote desert location, Woodard appears connected to an IV while surrounded by people with shrouded faces. Directed by Janush Libicki, Woodard's primary visual collaborator, the video artfully complements the song's poignant message. Libicki previously directed the video for Woodard's recent single "Trouble."
Hailing from Philadelphia, Woodard's musical journey began in church and at a performing arts elementary school. By the age of 13, he had already sung at prestigious events like the US Open and performed for former President Barack Obama during his visit to Philadelphia. Developing his vocal skills and songwriting talent, Woodard shared his creations online, leading him to join the Musicians Institute in Hollywood after high school.
Despite being impressed with the program, Woodard felt driven to make things happen for himself. This determination eventually landed him in the Top 5 on "American Idol," secured a deal with Unsub Records, and saw him lending his voice to the title character in the Netflix animated musical film and TV series, "Arlo The Alligator Boy." Praised for his genuine joy and passion for his craft, Woodard's talent and authenticity shine through his music.
When Woodard steps into the studio, he feels limitless possibilities, reveling in the magic of crafting harmonies and melodies. His creative spark seems unending, and he continues to create captivating music that connects deeply with his audience.
With "FACE" as a testament to his artistic growth and emotional depth, Michael J Woodard remains a captivating force in the music industry, continuing to touch hearts with his soulful voice and heartfelt songwriting.