“Passion, Grace, Fire & Ice” is the name of the album, and is a good mix of Michael’s favourite genres: rock pop, country-pop and rock, prog rock and fusion rock. The common theme for the album’s 12 songs is a tribute to life, and to Michael’s passion for music. It’s about doing what you are passionate about and sharing it with those who want to listen. Michael likes many different genres and is also able to write music in many different genres, so the album is a good mix of everything Michael likes.
Danish Nicklas Sonne (Defecto), as well as the Nashville residents Brittini Black, Matt Dame and Mike Willis are guest vocalists, and share the singing duties with Michael.
Michael plays many of the instruments himself, but is backed by Josef Aarskov on drums and backing vocals, Jacob Riiser on bass, as well as Nashville musicians Tim Grogan, Smith Curry, Rod Willis, Dane Bryant, Mike Waldron and Justin Ostander who have each played with Taylor Swift, Kid Rock, Dolly Parton, Olivia Newton John and Martina Mcbride.
The album is mixed and mastered by Nicklas Sonne.