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WAIT (extended EP)

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Michael Hughes Watson is a songwriter, worship leader, and teacher pursuing innovative, prophetic music to challenge and inspire this generation. He recently wrote, recorded and produced 3 original songs along with extended versions. 

Mixed by Chris Greely @chrisgreely (Bethel Music), gives each song a sonic quality that worshipers have fallen in love with. Includes songs co-written with well-known worship artist-  Evan Wickham @evanwickham, Ryan Smith and Matthew Zigenis @matthew_zigenis

The 3 original songs are being released with 2 other formats ACOUSTIC+Ukulele Version (4), INSTRUMENTALS (3). The debut will include these 10 tracks in all online stores and streaming services ($4.99 iTunes). 

The music is a fusion between the likes of All Sons & Daughters & Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. The result evokes a deep, intimate conversation of worship and prayer. Therapeutic in nature, these songs draw comparison to Sarah Reeves and Cory Asbury (Bethel Music). It’s a perfect mixture of relatable melodies, honest lyrics and current electronic sounds. The songs encourage the worshiper towards a more intimate relationship with God, notably the awareness and influence of the Holy Spirit. 

 
 
 
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Smoke in The Wind

This is the first of many new songs that pre-released on Patreon. Patreon allows you to support the artist and music you already love so that’s there’s MORE of it. Click the link and hear more released and un-released tracks.

Also available on Patreon- Smoke In The Wind (Acoustic) and Smoke In The Wind (Instrumental).

 
 
 
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Here (extended EP)

Listen today wherever digital music is streamed & sold.

MHW recently teamed up with Phil Danyew @pdanyew (Artist and touring musician for Foster The People) to create 3 original songs along with extended versions.

Mixed by Chris Greely @chrisgreely (Bethel Music), gives each song a sonic quality that worshipers have fallen in love with. Includes songs co-written with well-known worship artist-  Evan Wickham @evanwickham, Ryan Smith and Matthew Zigenis @matthew_zigenis

The 3 original songs are being released with 2 different formats -  Acoustic and Instrumental. There's also a remix of title track by Sam Conrad. The debut will include the 10 tracks in all online stores and digital streaming apps ($4.99 iTunes).

The music is a fusion between the likes of All Sons & Daughters & Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. The result evokes a deep, intimate conversation of worship and prayer. Therapeutic in nature, these songs draw comparison to Martin Smith (Delirious) and Jeremy Riddle (Bethel Music). It’s a perfect mixture of relatable melodies, honest lyrics and current electronic sounds. The songs encourage the worshiper towards a more intimate relationship with God, notably the awareness and influence of the Holy Spirit.

 
 

MUSIC

Here is a discography of music I've created over the years...

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Nations

This is the final album made by Above The Golden State with producer Steve Wilson. Stretching the boundaries of worship music; lyrically and sonically- check out "Amen|Doxology" and "From Death To Life". There's also a crazy big version of "10,000 Reasons" produced by Bethel Music's Bobby Strand and Chris Greely.

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Words Don't Act

Above The Golden State's acoustic EP including an Uke rendition of the song "Scared" and acoustic version of the single "Under The Mercy".

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The Golden rule

Raw and gritty follow up EP to their self-titled record with the single "You Are Loved". 

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Rechord

First full length album release by Rechord Music in Glasgow, Scotland. Title track "Only Jesus" is one three songs performed and written by Michael.

Rechord is non-profit record label that exist to promote local church music. You can partner with them @rechordmusicuk and by purchasing the album.

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ABOVE THE GOLDEN STATE

Features the AC Radio Top 11 and WOW 2008 song of year "Sound Of Your Name". Also to note, breaking into the top 25 charts and shopping malls everywhere, "I'll Love You So".

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Strangers & Pilgrims

Part One "Saints" is a anti-euro rock, folk-something side-project. This album is only available on Patreon. Tracks for Part Two "Citizens" is coming soon and will be released 2019.

MORE...

Here's some music I helped create...

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Christ Is born

A Christmas EP from A Jesus Church.

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Overflow

I'm a huge fan of this record! I got to help write on a number of songs including "Come To The Waters" featured in Worship Leader Magazine and "You Surround Me".  Producer Eric Lemiere is brilliant! 

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Carry your name

This album was created at A Jesus Church by Matthew Zigenis and Eric Lemiere. I'm privileged to have helped co-write a number of songs including the title-track "Carry Your Name" and "All Your People Sing" featured in Worship Leader Magazine.

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I wanted to explore…

Using video during church like the stained glass windows of old- giving a nuance to the 'in person' experience, rather than transporting someone to a different place entirely.

By keeping the video fixed on one scene, it helps thin the gap between reality and production. It makes us feel a little more human within our limitations, while sensing the unlimited beauty of God; the Divine presence among us.

Filmed by @jeremiahwilson_inspired by @ioegreer