Omyügen, the moniker of innovative US-based singer-songwriter, producer and filmmaker Michael X. Schallert returns with a new single, ‘Dark Corner’, released on November 3rd, 2023 via Omyügen Records. The track was mixed by Sean Dorrian, who worked on a number one billboard song with Breaking Benjamin, and mastered by Chris Athens, who has worked with the likes of Drake, Kodak Black, Hollywood Undead and Joji, to name a few. Sponsored by the Wyoming Art Council, the US-based artist has worked as a producer for rap artist Gunnr and had his music featured on UKTalk Radio top 10 charts for Feb ‘22**.** In addition**, ‘Dark Corner’** has already premiered and received support from EARMILK.
Born and raised in Cheyenne, WY, omyügen is a versatile musician who likes to blend pop, electronic, and a multitude of other genres. He was obsessed with music from a young age. His musical journey began in 2016 when he took his first steps into the world of music production under the alias Juse before rebranding to his current moniker when he began to produce tracks that included his vocals. His compositions are characterized by catchy hooks, emotive melodies, and a production style that is both intricate and accessible, making his music relatable to a broad spectrum of listeners.
Beginning as a tender piano ballad with omyügen’s smokey, husky vocals and melancholic lyrics, ‘Dark Corner’ tells a story of isolation and pain of struggling with anxiety. A strong kick begins to punctuate the music, erupting into a gritty trap groove as omyügen’s glitchy effects-soaked vocals continue to float hazily over it. The track is emotionally potent – it is a somber slice of the mind of someone feeling so alienated by anxiety – a widespread experience in the digital age.
“My song, Dark Corner, is about the life of an introvert with anxiety basically,” Omyügen says. “I wrote the song when I was back home from college for the summer. It’s my first ever song to get professionally mixed and mastered, so that’s kinda cool.”