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Silhouette of a Soul

by Michael Knapp

Pianist and recording artist Michael Knapp's “Silhouette of a Soul” is a haunting piano melody that came about as an expression of a long and fairly silent battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and depression.
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Professional Peer Reviews for Silhouette of a Soul:

"This is a really lovely piece. The mix and the performance are great and the piano sounds fantastic. This is just about as perfect as can be, I would say. Excellent job all around. The emotional content is there and just as powerful as anything similar I have ever heard in this style of music. I like music that calms, so this was right in my wheelhouse. GREAT!" ~ Scott McPherson, Professional Songwriter and musician - Tacoma, Washington

"Beautiful piano song. Hit me right away... While listening I feel sadness, nostalgic, meditative engaged. Nice end. Lightens it up a bit. Overall, very enjoyable to my taste." ~ Ronn Van Etten, Professional Musician, Songwriter - Zoetermeer, Netherlands

"I have to be completely honest, this is not my genre but I loved every second of this song. It reminded me how melancholic and beautiful a piano can sound in any setting, but what came to my mind is small passages in songs from bands like Dream Theater with Kevin Moore on board, Symphony X or Pain of Salvation... Oh man I LOVE IT!!!!" ~ David Franco, Progressive Metal Guitarist - United States

"This song is a journey, complete with a spectacle of emotions. I felt pulled in many directions, feelings swaying from one extreme to the other, with the arpeggio employed keeping things grounded just enough for my mind to swing from anticipation to relaxation to tension to the final ending of contentment. The use of rubato was controlled and implemented in a way that showed a balance between being driven by feeling while still maintaining enough composure to tie everything together. I was moving with the pianist, enchanted throughout the entire piece." ~ Kai Mata, Professional Singer/Songwriter - Bali, Indonesia

A deeply personal expression of Michael Knapp’s battle with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression, the haunting “Silhouette of a Soul” is available for download at all major digital music outlets.

Half of all proceeds from sales of the new single through the end of 2018 will be donated to the nonprofit Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMI). For more than three decades one of the world’s leaders in the fight against myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as “chronic fatigue syndrome,” SMI supports research into the causes of the condition and potential treatments. As a popular performing Pianist at Lake of the Ozarks and one of the estimated million-plus Americans who suffer from ME/CFS, Knapp finds that listening to, writing, and playing music help him manage the depression that so often accompanies the illness.

“I conceived ‘Silhouette of a Soul’ as an expression of my fight against ME/CFS and depression, and I hope the music inspires and encourages others while raising awareness about these conditions. I’m proud to dedicate half of all proceeds from sales of the single this year to the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, a group that has been unwavering in its important work for many years.”

Born into a family of professional musicians, Knapp became an accomplished multi-instrumentalist at an early age. By the time he turned 12, he was performing on stage with family members. Later on, he performed at high-profile venues with Grand Ole Opry legends, such as Leroy Van Dyke, Stonewall Jackson, and Billy Walker. Since then, he has gone on to become a successful recording artist and highly sought-after pianist for hire. The release of his instrumental album debut, “Out of Darkness,” in 2016 marked the beginning of a new stage in Knapp’s artistic development. The instrumental single “Silhouette of a Soul” sees that journey continuing to a profound new place.

“As someone who suffers from ME/CFS and depression, music has been an invaluable source of support and hope. “Silhouette of a Soul" expresses some of my deepest feelings in ways that I am truly proud of as an artist.”

About Michael Knapp:
Distinguished pianist, composer, producer, and performer Michael Knapp is available to play events throughout Missouri, the Midwest, and across the U.S.

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