My name is Michael Downing. I’ve been recording and performing music in Chicago for the last 10 years under the name Signal-to-Noise. I am also a music producer and audio engineer who has worked with over 50 artists in Chicagoland and beyond.
This is my latest release, entitled ‘If You’re a Ghost’, a dark, upbeat, folksy Halloween song about our inner demons and how we relate to them. Like many, I’ve been through some major changes over the last few years: COVID, divorce, depression, financial uncertainty. I’ve had to accept that fear, darkness, and anger exist inside of me, and that it is my responsibility to manage my demons or suffer the consequences of letting them out. Scary stuff!