Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Fame comes ‘Better Late Than Never’ for this singer

Meet Michael Fairman, taking a shot at stardom for the over-50s with his latest single.

“The time wasn’t right, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try again,” Michael Fairman says. “Back then, artists were at the mercy of someone seeing them live in order to land that major label deal. In today’s digital age, artists can put out their music for the world to hear and decide if it fits their musical tastebuds.”

A Midwest boy who failed to break into the big-time New York music industry with his band, Fairman moved to L.A. and into entertainment journalism instead.

In “Better Late Than Never,” Fairman responds to those who believe he has missed his chance at attaining his music dreams. Written and produced by Fairman and Kyle Mangels, “Better Late Than Never” is a soulful groove song that combines the classic R&B harmonies of a Stevie Wonder tune with the Pop/R&B feel of a modern-day Nick Jonas track. The song’s message is simple yet profound: if you believe, you can achieve. “If you want something bad enough, isn’t it worth trying for it rather than forever wondering, ‘what if’?” Fairman asks.

As a man in mid-life trying to get my music heard, I know about climbing mountains. I am told multiple times a week that this is a pipe dream, but I don’t let it stop me. I’m proud to be representing boomers.

“It may have taken me an extra thirty years than it did Shawn Mendes to get to this point, but my life experience makes me more confident now in my craft as a singer-songwriter. I know my strengths and weaknesses, and how to deliver a potential hit song, so I guess it truly is, ‘Better Late Than Never’.”

“Better Late Than Never” builds on Michael Fairman’s previous releases, “Thing About Me” “Can’t Let You Go” and “Other Side”; three songs about the seemingly insurmountable challenges faced by the underdog, whether at love or in life. Michael’s songs are often-anthemic in nature and while they reflect on the harsh realities of the human condition, they offer positive messages of inspiration that can fit into listeners’ own life stories, encouraging them to feel and know that they are not alone.

Michael Fairman’s “Better Late Than Never” is available on Apple Music and Spotify.  Follow Michael Fairman on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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