‘Songland’ Julia Michaels Episode Songs: How to Download the Winner

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The latest episode of Songand featured Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Julia Michaels, who has sung her own songs, like the 2017 breakout hit “Issues,” but has also penned hits for Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Jason Derulo, Gwen Stefani, Nick Jonas, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran — and she is only 26 years old.

Ahead is a rundown of Michaels’ episode, including the winning song and how to download it.


Contestants

Jenna Lotti Performs "Sad Girls" (Original Song Performance) – Songland 2020Songland songwriter Jenna Lotti sings the original song "Sad Girls." » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/NBCSongland » Watch Songland Mondays 10/9c on NBC! » Stream Anytime: https://www.nbc.com/songland/episodes SONGLAND ON SOCIAL: Like Songland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbcsongland Find Songland trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc Twitter: http://Twitter.com/NBC Facebook: http://Facebook.com/NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT SONGLAND "Songland" serves as a destination for music's biggest stars to find their next hit. The series is an authentic peek into the process of songwriting and provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song released by chart-topping artists. Season 2 guest recording artists include Boyz II Men, Florida Georgia Line, Luis Fonsi, H.E.R., Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Ben Platt, Bebe Rexha and Usher. Four songwriters will perform their original tracks in front of the guest artist and three of the most successful producers in music – Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer), Ester Dean (Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer) and Shane McAnally (three-time Grammy-winning songwriter and producer). In the end, a winner will be chosen and their song will be recorded and released for a global audience. Jenna Lotti Performs "Sad Girls" (Original Song Performance) – Songland 2020 https://youtu.be/b8c-g1zsGlA Songland https://www.youtube.com/NBCSongland2020-05-09T19:00:12Z

On Songland, she said she’s looking for “something that feels like me, that’s raw and emotional but still kind of quirky and fun.”

The four contestants who performed for her were:

  • Keegan Bost, Gadsden, Alabama, “Glad You Came”
  • Jenna Lotti, Milton, Massachusetts, “Sad Girls”
  • Jeremy Shayne, Beirut, Lebanon, “Too Late”
  • Dan Burke, East Haddam, Connecticut, “Numb”

The three artists chosen to advance were Bost, who was assigned to producer Ryan Tedder; Lotti, who was assigned to producer Shane McAnally; and Burke, who was assigned to producer Ester Dean.


The Winning Song

Give It To You (from Songland)Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Give It To You (from Songland) · Julia Michaels Give It To You (from Songland) ℗ 2020 Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Released on: 2020-05-11 Producer, Associated Performer, Background Vocalist, Programming: Ryan Tedder Producer, Associated Performer, Guitar, Keyboards, Programming: Andrew DeRoberts Studio Personnel, Mixer: Bryan Cook Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Chris Gheringer Associated Performer, Vocal Producer: Benjamin Rice Studio Personnel, Engineer: Rich Rich Studio Personnel, Engineer: Dan Ewins Studio Personnel, Engineer: Ben Rose Associated Performer, Background Vocalist, Vocals: Julia Michaels Composer Lyricist: Julia Michaels Composer Lyricist: Ryan Tedder Composer Lyricist: Ester Dean Composer Lyricist: Shane McAnally Composer Lyricist: Joshua Keegan Bost Composer Lyricist: Andrew DeRoberts Auto-generated by YouTube.2020-05-11T04:01:00Z

The song Michaels chose to record is Bost’s “Glad You Came” but that was after he and Tedder tore it down and wrote almost entirely new lyrics, including changing the title to “Give It To You.”
But Bost didn’t care what they did to the song. He compared himself to a fiction writer, saying that notes on the lyrics were nothing personal. He was very excited to win, especially since he watched the first season of the show and decided to throw caution to the wind and send in some demos even though he had no experience in the music industry.

“After watching season one of Songland, it really just put this bug in my head that I couldn’t let go of, so I sent in a few songs to see if this was something a kid from Alabama could do. At first, I thought it was just kind of a pipe dream. The fact that I’m here now is crazy,” said Bost.

Of the song, Michaels said, “I love all of these songs but ultimately, only one of them really sounded like moi. The song that I’ve picked to record is Keegan’s, ‘Give It To You’ … it felt different and fun and still emotional. It felt really cool that they took what I had said in because some people wouldn’t do that and be like, ‘My thing was better.’ It was nice that it really was like a full-on collaboration. It just felt like me.”

Bost gushed, “Julia Michaels just picked my song to record and release and that’s insane. I live in such a small town and there’s no music scene going on there. To have this opportunity is not something that would happen to somebody like me. Thank you so much to Songland, to Julia, to Ryan. This is an amazing experience and I am so, so thankful for this.”

You can hear the full song on Songland’s and Michaels’ YouTube channel and download it now on iTunes and Spotify.

Songland airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, following new episodes of The Voice.

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