How do we know what’s real anymore? When we’re surrounded by things such as AI, chatbots, and deepfakes – it tests our senses. It’s disorienting, and our brains have to work harder than ever to discern what’s human and what’s not. That’s on purpose, of course. It makes urgent the trivial and unimportant to keep our attention focused away from the systems of power and oppression.
I wrote LIFELIKE as a sequel of sorts to Silicon in My Soul (released a few months ago), and I wanted it to have an old movie feel to it like you were watching history: What happened after the blast, where the “witness marks” serve as proof that we humans are still here.
Lifelike | Michael Boezi
Release date: 5/17/23
Michael Boezi: Voice, guitar
Dave Brophy: Drums, backing vocals
Joe McMahon: Bass guitar
Aaron DeGraff: Backing vocals
Peter Fernandez: Keyboards
Lyrics and music by Michael Boezi
Produced by Michael Boezi and Dave Brophy
Recorded at Revolution Sound Studio in Charlestown, MA
Engineered by Dave Brophy and Andy Pinkham
Arranged by Michael Boezi and Dave Brophy
Mixed and mastered by Dave Brophy
Cover photograph by Michael Boezi
Cover design by Michael Boezi
℗&© 2023 Control Mouse Media, LLC
Published by Control Mouse Media, LLC, Boston, MA https://controlmousemedia.com
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable copyright laws.
ISRC: QZU4R2300003 / UPC: 055120553684 / Artist IPI: 1126697636 (ASCAP)
Here is the complete set of new singles since 2022: https://michaelboezi.com/singles
In preparation for this set of new releases, I also re-released my entire back catalog last year. They include re-mastered versions with some bonus demo tracks included too.
And just for fun, the stripped down version of this song when it was just “born” – this is how I play it live when I’m performing solo: