Passing Through

Passing Through is the debut single by Michael J. Keplinger (MJK). Although superficially an ordinary love song, it carries nuanced darkness in its lyrics and harmonies, crafting a mature narrative exploring love’s value amid human imperfections. The song, written, performed & produced by Michael J. Keplinger, was mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios, released on May 31, 2024 through DIEgital Records and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.

Passing Through was presented on Austrian radio on May 29, 2024 on Life Radio. It was also featured in the short film For A While, which was pre-premiered along with Passing Through at the Golden Wire award ceremony on 28 November 2023. At the ceremony, the song was awarded 1st place in the Sound & Music category and For A While came in second in the Film & TV production category.

A music video, also directed by Michael J. Keplinger and shot on 16 mm film, will be released on June 9, 2024 on YouTube. Both For A While and the Passing Through music video were premiered on April 28, 2024 in Eisenstadt, Austria.

Passing Through is now available for streaming worldwide.

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Bottom: Golden Wire ceremony, Photography © Eva Kiefer

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Music & film by Michael J. Keplinger

Writer & Producer
Michael J. Keplinger
Alex Wharton (Abbey Road Studios)
Record Label
DIEgital Records
Music Video Producers
Michael J. Keplinger & Niklas Strahammer