See Your Shadow - 'Showdown'

See Your Shadow - 'Showdown'
As focused, rocking and energetic as this song sounds, it also conveys a strong message of fighting for what's right and having a 'showdown' without worrying about the odds. A wide crunchy guitar plays vibrant riffs and picks up the rhythm right from the start. With a touch of rock through such a guitar tone, we also get massive input from the drums, shooting tight and edgy kicks and snare. A fantastic blend of acoustic and electric elements is what makes the music of this song so juicy. Vocals are accurate in lyric delivery showing us how passionate the singer is to impress a feeling or state of emotion on the listener.

The composition is in its natural form representing its genre but also holds a wise and thoughtful way to exhibit the talent of arrangement through variations in melody and rhythm.

Definitely listen to 'Showdown' by See Your Shadow on Spotify.


The story behind 'Showdown':

“Showdown”, See Your Shadow’s latest release was written by Michael “The Metropolitan Cowboy” Coleman in collaboration with a long time See Your Shadow partner J. Richard Murray.  The two men, one from Ohio and one from Indiana, had written several songs together via long-distance but had never written together in the same room.  Rich approached Michael about a writing competition he had heard about.  The competition was for a 90s act that was looking for a piece to revive their career.  The competition was taking place in Nashville over a weekend and the songwriters were not told who they were writing for, or what they were being asked to write about until the day of the competition. The writers would then have one day to write the song and then present it to a celebrity panel and audience.  The task was to come up with a piece that had a poker-related element to it as who they were writing for was a singer who was also a competitive poker player on the Vegas circuit.  The two men locked themselves in a hotel room and the result was, “Showdown”.  When See Your Shadow rebranded with their new sound, Artistic Director, Michael Coleman, decided to produce a new updated version of the piece which was voted by the crowd as their favourite at that competition, but not selected by the panel.  “You should have seen the look on our faces when we didn’t win. I mean the crowd went nuts over this piece,” says Michael Coleman, “The irony however is that the piece that was selected, didn’t move the needle on the artist's career, so maybe they should have listened to the audience. I am just glad they are now able to give this piece a new life and share it with our fans.”
About See Your Shadow:

"See Your Shadow Songwriting is a musical creation entity currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Run by Michael Coleman, aka The Metropolitan Cowboy, See Your Shadow is unique in the fact that it is a collaborative network of talented vocalists and musicians who make the songs it creates their star.  Michael Coleman, the artistic director of See Your Shadow Songwriting, writes and produces all the songs created and released by See Your Shadow Songwriting.  See Your Shadow was launched in Columbus, Ohio, and takes its name from Michael Coleman’s birthday being Groundhog Day.  Michael Coleman and See Your Shadow Songwriting’s lyrical writing style packs such a punch, that Michael has earned the distinction of being the only professional songwriter ever nominated for the office of Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio. After primarily being known for its dance club music, and its work in film and television, See Your Shadow Songwriting rebranded itself and decided to switch its focus and sound to its first love, country and western.  With a new stable of vocalists and musicians, See Your Shadow Songwriting, has crafted and developed its new sound harkening back to the vivid storytelling and emotion of old school country. Single, “I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello” reached #1 on the iTunes Country Songs chart in South Africa while receiving national and international airplay and charting. Follow up, “My Worth” duplicated that feat. You can learn more about See Your Shadow Songwriting and experience the See Your Shadow Songwriting sound at its flagship website."