Have I Lived A Good Life? Just Ask G. Michael Peters

Published on 12 June 2023 at 22:00

Debut EP from Valemount, British Columbia artist will be released through MorningStar Records. Read more below.

G. Michael Peters / Have I Lived A Good Life
To be released 22 June 2023 in affiliation with MorningStar Records


"Have I Lived A Good Life" is the introspective and deeply resonant debut EP from G. Michael Peters, a talented singer-songwriter hailing from Valemount, British Columbia. Originally released independently on 04 February 2022, the four-track collection is a heartfelt journey through life's various stages, touching on love, loss, self-reflection, and the importance of human connection. MorningStar Records is pleased to announce an affiliation agreement which will see the EP released under the scope of the label.


The EP is a product of a creative collaboration between G. Michael Peters and co-producer William Kuklis at Vinyl Deck Studios in Prince George. Peters' signature blend of country, folk, and rock music shines through in the project, lending an authentic and nostalgic tone that connects with listeners from all walks of life. Peters' music explores universal human experiences and emotions, underpinned by his soulful voice and poignant lyrics. His ability to channel wisdom and personal experiences into his music has earned him a dedicated following of listeners who appreciate his candid storytelling and relatable narratives.


Track-by-Track Analysis:


01 - I’ll Still Be Here

Kicking off the EP is "I’ll Still Be Here", a heartfelt duet featuring the mesmerizing voice of fellow Valemount singer-songwriter, Cat Crowley. This song addresses the profound power of loyalty and steadfast love in our relationships. It presents an honest portrait of companionship, demonstrating the importance of standing by our partners in times of joy and sorrow. The lyric, "when our walls come closing in," reinforces the sentiment that in life's trying moments, having someone who unwaveringly stands in our corner is invaluable.


02 - Have I Lived A Good Life

The title track delves into existential questions of life's purpose and the essence of a life well-lived. "Have I Lived A Good Life" pushes listeners to examine their actions and attitudes towards life. It provokes us to ponder whether we are doing all we can to improve not just our world, but also the worlds of those around us. This introspective track reinforces the importance of living with intention, compassion, and empathy, and it serves as a gentle reminder of the impact we have on the people and world around us.


03 - Like You're Still Five

"Like You’re Still Five" is a touching song that captures the bittersweet experience of watching our children grow up. Inspired by a conversation with a friend, Peters channels the feelings of nostalgia and longing that come when children grow older and their innocence slowly fades. This song beautifully encapsulates the paradox of parenting: the pride we feel as our children mature and become independent, juxtaposed with the heartache of letting them go.


04 - You Can Never Go Home Again

Rounding off the EP is "You Can Never Go Home Again", a melancholic ode to Peters' hometown and the inescapable passage of time. The song resonates with anyone who's ever felt the pang of nostalgia for simpler times and familiar places. The melancholy, however, is deeper for Peters, who found the physical reminders of his past unchanged, yet the human connections that constituted his idea of 'home' were irrevocably altered or gone. The poignant realization that "home's just a place in your heart" serves as a reminder that our memories and experiences are what truly define 'home'.


"Have I Lived A Good Life" is an extraordinary debut from G. Michael Peters, exemplifying his prowess as a songwriter and his ability to tap into human emotion. The EP is a testament to his musical journey, and it gives listeners a deep and thoughtful perspective on life's biggest questions. Through his music, Peters captures the complexity of human experiences in a relatable, yet unique way. His debut EP not only showcases his undeniable talent but also sets the tone for a brilliant musical journey. The EP is slated for release on MorningStar Records on 22 June 2023.


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