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Michelle Lockey Unveils Heartfelt Acoustic Alternative Folk Song, "Why Don't They Choose Me?"

Updated: Jan 6

DICKERSON, MARYLAND - November 30, 2023 – Michelle Lockey, a seasoned recording artist and accomplished singer-songwriter based in Maryland, has released her latest single, "Why Don't They Choose Me?" An emotionally charged Acoustic Alternative Folk composition, the song delves into the depths of loneliness and the struggle to fit in, resonating with listeners who have experienced feelings of rejection and isolation.

In collaboration with long-time friend and producer Stephen Joseph Antonelli of SongBuilder Studios (, Lockey crafted a musical narrative that explores the impact of childhood trauma, teenage angst, and the journey of self-discovery. The song is part of Lockey's upcoming album, "Dig Deeper," a project delving into various life regrets and personal revelations.

"We worked together over a few sessions at his studio to write, talk, laugh, and, of course, record the song," says Lockey. "I wanted it to be acoustic but have an Indie/Alt vibe, drawing inspiration from artists like Noah Cyrus. 'Why Don't They Choose Me?' carries a message that I believe many can relate to."

Antonelli, who co-wrote the song, played various instruments, mixed, and mastered the track. Lockey recorded vocals at SongBuilder Studios. The single is currently available on Bandcamp ( and will be released on all media outlets on January 12, 2024.

Explaining the inspiration behind the song, Lockey shares, "I had a lot of low self-esteem growing up and never really liked myself. This song explores those feelings where someone does not feel liked, feels bullied or made fun of, and just wants to fit in."

The release has already garnered positive feedback, with a listener expressing, "Thank you so much. I needed this today. This song is AMAZING and makes me cry HAPPY TEARS and it’s so relatable to everybody."

A few poignant lyrics from the song encapsulate its emotional depth:

"Nobody sees me Nobody wants to be like me Nobody chooses me for their team Cuz' I'm a loser & a freak"

Lockey's personal reflection on the song: "This song is truly personal and close to my heart. It explores the emotions of not quite fitting in, the struggles of teenage angst, and the battle with low self-esteem."

For more information, visit Michelle Lockey's official website:


About Michelle Lockey: Michelle Lockey is an acclaimed recording artist, singer-songwriter, and producer based in Maryland. With numerous accolades, including nominations for the Hollywood Music In Media Award and Global Music Award Bronze Finalist, Lockey is a respected figure in the music industry.

Her work has been featured in TV shows, films, and commercials, and she has contributed to popular platforms like The Young and the Restless, The Voice, and Amazon Prime. Lockey is not only dedicated to her music career but also passionate about giving back to her community, hosting fundraisers for causes close to her heart. As a mentor, she guides aspiring musicians and teaches courses on building a business in music licensing.

Contact: Michelle Lockey Music Email:



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