"Betting on Red" by Michale Daniels cover art

Michael Daniels is “Betting on Red” for His Debut Single

We have yet another emerging Canadian country artist to introduce you to! Michael Daniels enters the scene with his debut single “Betting on Red”, and it’s such a chill track.

Not too sure what it is, but it’s a good year for emerging artists in Canada! It seems like every week we’re discovering new artists that are releasing really high quality new music. It’s so refreshing! “Betting on Red” by Canadian country artist Michael Daniels is no exception.

The song starts off with some sultry guitars mixed with a kicking drum that has a really mischievous feel to it. Then Michael Daniel’s vocals start in, and they’re equally mysterious. He has a great bass to his voice that helps set the mood for the song.

Then we hit the chorus, and the single takes off from there. The song gets red hot (pun intended) with the guitars and drums kicking up. But the biggest – and most welcome – surprise, is how much Michael Daniels’ vocals explode too. He has incredible vocal control, and a tone that is rare for a newer artist.

All the verses of “Betting on Red” have a similar sultry structure and vibe. The same rings true for the chorus’ all being cranked up to 11.

This debut single is really impressive. The quality of the song is exceptionally high and can easily fit into any radio station’s regular rotation. Kudos to the producers of this record.s The lyrics are fun, and easy to sing along to, which is exactly what you want for your debut single. A song that is an instant ear-worm in people’s head so they remember who you are – brilliant.

Michael Daniels’ voice is a little reminiscent of T.J. Osborne of the American country duo Brothers Osborne. They both have the really deep and gravelly voice that commands attention but can also hit those higher registers while keeping a beautiful tone. You can definitely hear some Brother’s Osborne inspiration

Listen to “Betting on Red” From Michael Daniels

About Michael Daniels

Canadian country artist Michael Daniels sitting on a bench

Michael Daniels’ is a Canadian boy from the prairies who discovered his love of music through the radio on his way to hockey and baseball practices. He then connected to music more intimately thanks to his grandmother who taught him his first songs on the guitar. From there, the rest is history!

In university, Michael began writing songs in his spare time. In 2014 at his mother’s insistence (thanks mom!), he entered a local songwriting competition where he played in front of a crowd of people for the first time. He placed in the finals of the competition, which eased his entrance into the Canadian music industry and allowed him to begin playing shows across Western Canada. From there, he began working with Gil Grand, a CCMA award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer.

“Betting on Red” is the first single off the the EP and was released to country radio in 2018. He’s currently travelling the country promoting this single, and just played Cavendish Beach Music Festival in PEI – one of Canada’s largest music festivals.

We can’t wait to hear what’s next for Michael Daniels, and we’re really excited to follow his career!

Lyrics for “Betting on Red” By Michael Daniels

I’ve never been good
at gambling games
never beat the house
never walked away
with a bankroll stacked in my pocket
but tonight I’m feelin like I got it

I’m betting on red like a lipstick kiss
Short red dress fallin off your hips
Them Napa grapes in that cabernet
I’m betting on red tonight

Betting on red doubling down
Winner take all going all out
just you and me til the red sunrise
betting on red
betting on red tonight

Like a roulette wheel
on an inside bet
if I was playing cards
I’d have the best hand yet
rolling the dice feeling lucky
going all in cuz you’re so money

I’m betting on red like a lipstick kiss
Short red dress fallin off your hips
Them napa grapes in that cabernet
I’m betting on red tonight

Betting on red doubling down
Winner take all going all out
just you and me till the red sunrise
betting on red
I’m betting on red
Hot jackpot long shot
But I gotta take it
High roller no limit

I’m betting on red like a lipstick kiss
Short red dress fallin off your hips
Them napa grapes in that cabernet
I’m betting on red tonight

Betting on red doubling down
Winner take all going all out
Just you and me til the red sunrise
Betting on red
Betting on red tonight

Betting on red tonight

Watch the Lyric Video for “Betting on Red” by Michael Daniels

 

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