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Lost is well found
The evolution of the EDM hit song "Lost"

Music is a songwriter's game now more than ever. While many artists perform across the world to appreciative audiences, only a select portion of them know the elation of having a hit song.

Michelle Sharman understands this quite well. A respected singer and performer who has toured the world, her first official hit came as a result of her work with fellow Australian Vassy and the production team of Afrojack and Oliver Rosa.

"Lost" was an idea Sharman had sung into her phone when inspiration struck at a gig which evolved into a hit song with millions of streams, premiered at one of the world's biggest music festivals, and earned her a plaque from Billboard as confirmation. Vassy's numerous number one songs and Afrojack's production history with artists such as David Guetta, Mike Brown and Madonna place Michelle in a very exclusive group; a fact she's more than aware of as she relates, "These are extremely talented people. Everyone involved wanted to create something exciting. Add to this that they are able to reach and communicate to literally millions and millions of people; it's a great situation for any writer." "Lost" struck a chord with so many people across the planet. In addition to its success via downloads and six-million plus streams so far, it has been featured on Dancing with the Stars (USA) and premiered at the biggest EDM festival in the world [Tomorrowland] in Belgium 2017. If you've ever wondered how a hit is made, this is the real story.

Sharman and Vassy were just two Australian friends having tea and swapping Kath and Kim(Australian comedy tv show) stories when they began writing together. Vassy had already established herself with hits like the double platinum "Bad" with David Guetta and Showtek when Michelle played her an idea for the hook of a new song titled "Lost." Vassy recognized the hit potential and sent it to Afrojack who brought Oliver Rosa aboard to collaborate. Polishing the song to its final form was an exercise in tenacity as this group was spread out across the planet. Michelle reveals, "Vassy was in LA, I was in Australia, and our other writer was in Sweden?. we had a writing session ONLINE. We sent potential melodies and lyrics to each other and voted on which were the strongest." Vassy confirms her affinity for Sharman's talents stating, "I love working with Michelle. She's professional, talented, easy to work with, so thoughtful, and really delivers!" Once Afrojack and Oliver Rosa crafted the perfect production for "Lost" the writers found themselves under the sudden realization that the song seemed destined to become huge, which it did.

Following millions of streams and certified "Number One" status from Billboard, Michelle finds herself realizing that one of her biggest goals has come to fruition. It's a lesson in powerful manifestation for this woman who began writing poetry as a child to combat fear of the dark in the middle of the night. Fostering this comforting voice inside her has taken her to a place of recognition in the artistic community and with music fans across the planet. How does one celebrate such a "brass ring" moment? If you're Michelle Sharman on the morning you find that you have the number one song, you sit at your piano?messy hair and all and record your own very personal acoustic version to share with others?because turning vulnerability into strength is what she does. 

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