In recent months he’s gone from newlywed to new German Eurovision star to new father. But despite having a lot on the table, Michael Schulte hasn’t forgotten about music. In fact, he’s drawn on all his life experience to hone his craft and make even more magical music. And on Friday he proved the point with the release of the new song “The Love You Left Behind”.

Following the success of his Eurovision entry, Michael won this year’s best new star award at the German Bambi Awards. Back in September, he dropped a single called “Never Let You Down”, which was more upbeat than “You Let Me Walk Alone”. His new release helps cement his identity as an artist, showing he’s not a one-hit wonder.

View this post on Instagram

I got a little surprise for you! This Friday I‘m gonna release my song „The Love You Left Behind“! Back then in January I was writing songs for my @eurovision performance and at the end of the month I had to choose between 10 of these songs. „The Love You Left Behind“ is one of these. Many of you asked if at some point it would be possible to listen to the songs I wrote for @eurovision back then – and now, as a little early christmas gift, I‘m gonna show you this one! It is very special to me, as it has the same topic as „You Let Me Walk Alone“ and it was actually not easy to decide which of these two songs I would go with back then! Really looking forward to your feedback – it‘s gonna be available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer and everywhere else! Only 2 more days!

A post shared by michaelschulte (@michaelschulte) on

Writing about it on Instagram, Schulte says that the new song was one of the ten potential songs considered for the national selection. Obviously it wasn’t picked up. However, due to continued requests from his fans, he dropped one of the songs they’d worked on in the songwriting camp. Christmas just came early!

The track is a slower take, similar to “You Let Me Walk Alone”. It’s another piano-driven cut which definitely plays on your emotions! Lyrically, the song deals with the same topic of his Eurovision entry. During the chorus, Schulte sings “I lost you / But all the love you left behind / Will always remind me / Remind me of you”. A moving song!

What do you think of Michael Schulte’s new track? How does it compare to ‘You Let Me Walk Alone’? Let us know down below!

Read more Germany Eurovision news

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
5 years ago

It is great too ,but you let me walk alone is better

5 years ago

So this was the alternative to esc song. The choice he made in the end was better. I’d wish we could also hear Bulgaria alternatives to Bones.