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Harry Kappen‘s latest single, “Cool Down,” released on June 14th, is a refreshing and urgent call to take a step back and reassess our fast-paced lives. Known for his multifaceted career as a musician, producer, and music therapist, Kappen delivers a vibrant, uptempo track that contrasts sharply with his previous emotional ballad, “One Life.”

“Cool Down” is immediately engaging with its catchy rhythm and energetic instrumentation. The song’s upbeat tempo is cleverly juxtaposed with its message of slowing down and reflecting, creating a dynamic tension that keeps the listener hooked. Kappen’s eclectic style, influenced by legends like David Bowie, Paul McCartney, and Prince, is evident in the song’s rich, layered production and melodic complexity.

The lyrics of “Cool Down” resonate deeply in today’s fast-moving world. Kappen sings about the need to “adapt to continue in this crazy race” and the importance of taking a break to clear our heads. The repetition of phrases like “Let’s slow down and cool down” serves as a mantra, emphasizing the song’s core message of mindfulness and self-care. The lyric video on YouTube further enhances this message with visually appealing interpretations that complement the song’s theme.

Musically, “Cool Down” is a fusion of rock and pop with a funky undertone that showcases Kappen’s versatility. The instrumentation is tight and well-produced, with driving beats, vibrant guitar riffs, and a strong vocal performance by Kappen. The song is part of his full-length album, “Time Will Tell,” which features 12 original tracks that explore a variety of genres and themes.

“Cool Down” stands out not only for its musicality but also for its relevance. In a world where we are constantly on the move, Kappen’s message to slow down and reflect is both timely and necessary. His experience as a music therapist adds depth to his understanding of the human condition, which is reflected in the empathetic and thought-provoking lyrics.

Overall, “Cool Down” is a testament to Harry Kappen’s talent and his ability to create music that is both entertaining and meaningful. The single, along with the rest of the album “Time Will Tell,” promises to be a compelling addition to his already impressive discography.

Here’s a themed playlist inspired by Harry Kappen’s “Cool Down,” focusing on songs that encourage reflection, mindfulness, and taking a step back from the fast-paced world.

### “Cool Down” Themed Playlist:

1. **”Cool Down” – Harry Kappen**
2. **”Breathe” – Pink Floyd**
3. **”Take It Easy” – Eagles**
4. **”Slow Down” – Alicia Keys**
5. **”Stop This Train” – John Mayer**
6. **”Weightless” – Marconi Union**
7. **”In the Waiting Line” – Zero 7**
8. **”Banana Pancakes” – Jack Johnson**
9. **”Let It Be” – The Beatles**
10. **”Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” – Jack Johnson**
11. **”Don’t Panic” – Coldplay**
12. **”Holocene” – Bon Iver**
13. **”Go Your Own Way” – Fleetwood Mac**
14. **”The Long and Winding Road” – The Beatles**
15. **”Trouble” – Ray LaMontagne**
16. **”Breathe Me” – Sia**
17. **”Drive” – Incubus**
18. **”Into the Mystic” – Van Morrison**
19. **”Tomorrow Never Knows” – The Beatles**
20. **”Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac**

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A music industry veteran of over 30 years, Michael Stover is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a degree specializing in the Music and Video business. Michael has used that education to gain a wealth of experience within the industry: from retail music manager and DJ, to two-time Billboard Magazine Contest winning songwriter, performer and chart-topping producer, and finally, award-winning artist manager, publicist, promoter and label president. In just 10 years, MTS Records has released 40+ Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including FIFTEEN #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles. MTS has also promoted 60+ Top 40 itunes chart singles, including 60+ Top 5s and 40+ #1s, AND a Top 5 Billboard Magazine chart hit! Michael has written columns featured in Hypebot, Music Think Tank, and Fair Play Country Music, among others. Michael is a 2020 Hermes Creative Awards Winner and a 2020 dotComm Awards Winner for marketing and communication. Michael has managed and/or promoted artists and events from the United States, UK, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Australia and Sweden, making MTS a truly international company.