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Michael Nance barely spoke three words on The Bachelorette Season 8, but we were captivated by the Texan’s soft-spoken charm and saintly day job as an addiction counselor. Emily Maynard, presumably blinded by Jef Holm’s pompadour, sent Michael home after Bermuda — but we haven’t stopped wondering about that handsome face. And for good reason!

Turns out, Michael is doubling down on his musical career, a la another one of our beloved dudes, Michael Stagliano. Following up his first record, “Rolling With the Punches,” Michael has released an EP on iTunes entitled “Lalala.” Emily herself tweeted a screen shot of the album, adding, “If you haven't bought @MNanceMusic new album Lalala on itunes yet, do it now! So good! Congratulations Micha[el].”

We chatted briefly with the 27-year-old musician, who filled us in on another major change in his life: He’s back in school! Michael, who has a B.A. in Biomedical Science, quit his counseling job to delve even deeper into the science of music. He’s now studying audio engineering Mediatech in Austin! Sigh, we couldn’t be more in love...

To get a glimpse of Michael's music, check out this music video from his first album:

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch The Bachelorette's Michael Nance Get Lovey-Dovey in New Music Video for "Heezy" (VIDEO)