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See Your Shadow Finds Inspiration In The Smell Of Bacon On New Single Release

The chart-topping songwriting and production team releases their latest single, “Simple Special Moment” on January 28th, 2022.

We encounter so many people, even strangers, that add that moment of joy to our lives and give us a memory that we never forget, a story that we tell over and over because it just makes us feel good”— Michael Coleman, See Your Shadow

Heart. It’s what See Your Shadow’s music is all about. Heart…and bacon! After releasing 5 international iTunes chart-topping singles and amassing 300K Spotify streams and 800K Youtube views, the Phoenix-based country music songwriting and production team is taking time to enjoy every “Simple Special Moment” in life. In fact, that’s the name of their latest single release, dropping on January 28th, 2022.


SYS musical director and songwriter, Michael Coleman explains the song’s origin…and the bacon inspiration:

“Simple Special Moment’ started as a scribble on a cocktail napkin. While having a couple of drinks, the line in the chorus that goes, ‘the smell of bacon filled my nose’ came to me, and I thought that painted such a vivid visual, that I wrote it down, because as you know when bacon is cooking, it just fills the whole house with this great smell. I saved the napkin; held onto it for quite a long time. I was down in Nashville on business, and an opportunity came up for me to write and pitch to a finalist for the television show, “The Voice.” I ran across that cocktail napkin that had that line scribbled on it, and I constructed the story around that line. We encounter so many people, even strangers, that add that moment of joy to our lives and give us a memory that we never forget, or a story that we tell over and over because it just makes us feel good, and that person creates such a lasting impression without even knowing it. That human element, that human experience is at the heart of the piece, and it really is at the heart of the work of See Your Shadow.”


ABOUT SEE YOUR SHADOW: See Your Shadow is the award-winning musical collaborative based out of Phoenix, Arizona, and run by songwriter and producer, Michael “The Metropolitan Cowboy” Coleman. See Your Shadow has had 5 Number 1’s on the iTunes Country Singles Chart in South Africa and was named group of the year by The International Music Association. See Your Shadow has been featured in many media outlets and their work has been featured in film, television and at sporting events. See Your Shadow’s sound and focus is contemporary country, and they are known for their unique writing style as well as the top-notch quality of their productions.

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“Simple Special Moment” (Michael Coleman, BMI)

3:00 AM on a Sunday
On tour barely getting paid
Neon sign says open all night long
Story of her life in her face
Dreamin’ she worked a five-star place
Kindness she gave away for free
I watched her as she took me to my seat
Honey, baby, sugar what she called me


I had scrambled eggs, grits, and toast
The smell of bacon filled my nose
She confessed she had a tattoo
I spilled coffee in my lap
Said a four-letter word made her laugh
And we shared a simple special moment

Back of a limousine
Top of Billboard Magazine
Name in lights ‘cause I worked so hard
Room reserved for VIPs
Radio contest meet ‘n’ greet
She came in nervous as can be
Held out her hand said how do you do
I said OMG I remember you


I had scrambled eggs, grits, and toast
The smell of back filled my nose
You confessed you had a tattoo
I spilled coffee in my lap
Said a four-letter word made you laugh
And we shared a simple special moment

Many nameless strangers make up our past
Leaving us with memories that can last



Taylor Swift Strikes Gold on Spotify, 2023 Earnings Skyrocket to Over $100 Million

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In a dazzling triumph, Taylor Swift has clinched the title of 2023’s most-streamed artist on Spotify, and the numbers are nothing short of extraordinary. Swift’s musical juggernaut, the Eras tour, launched in March, is on track to rake in a staggering $4 billion. But that’s not all – her Eras concert film, released in October, has globally pocketed an additional $250 million.

The dynamo from Pennsylvania isn’t slowing down; she dropped the deluxe edition of her 2022 LP Midnights in May and unleashed a wave of re-recorded “Taylor’s Versions” across her discography. As the curtain falls on 2023, Swift’s relentless efforts are reaping rewards.


Clocking in an unprecedented 26.1 billion streams on Spotify this year, Swift leaves heavyweights like Drake, The Weeknd, Peso Pluma, and even the reigning streaming king, Bad Bunny, in her wake. Billboard projects a jaw-dropping $101 million from Spotify royalties alone by year-end, surging to a grand total of $131 million with publishing revenue.

Hold onto your seats – these colossal figures don’t even factor in the windfall from other streaming giants like Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Amazon Music. When combined, estimates suggest a mind-boggling 38.3 billion streams, translating to a whopping $200 million in earnings when accounting for both recorded royalties and publishing.


Are you as blown away as we are by Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise on Spotify in 2023? Join the conversation in the comments below, and stay tuned to Honk Magazine for all the latest updates!

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Beyonce’s Blockbuster ‘Renaissance’ Film Set to Dominate Global Box Office Charts


In a dazzling turn of events, Beyonce’s latest cinematic masterpiece, “Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce,” is poised to conquer the weekly box office, anticipating a staggering $22 to $24 million opening in the domestic market. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this impressive debut marks the most significant early December opening in two decades, rivaling even Tom Cruise’s iconic “The Last Samurai.”

Since its U.S. premiere last Friday, the film is unleashing its global charm, with projections soaring to a phenomenal $40 million worldwide. The glittering premiere in Los Angeles earlier this week attracted a constellation of stars, including Taylor Swift, Michelle Williams, Blake Lively,, and more.


Beyonce, who teased the film’s arrival after concluding her tour in October, weaves a captivating narrative through “Renaissance,” accentuating the journey of her World Tour from inception in Stockholm, Sweden, to the grand finale in Kansas City, Missouri. The movie delves into Beyoncé’s dedication, hard work, and creative prowess, aiming to carve out her legacy and master her craft. Garnering extraordinary acclaim, the Renaissance World Tour transformed into a sanctuary for freedom and shared joy, captivating over 2.7 million fans.

While “Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce” takes center stage, it’s not the sole blockbuster concert film of the year. Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour,” released in October, has already amassed a jaw-dropping $250 million, securing its place as the most successful concert film of all time. Stay tuned for more Beyonce updates on Honk Magazine and seize the chance to experience “Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce” in theaters now.

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