Featured on MTV and Ebro In The Morning, Michael has opened for 21 Savage, 2 Chainz, and Young Thug. Full of attention-grbbing textures, “No Ceiling” underscores Michael’s polished blend of soul, silky R&B, and tints of party-funk; creating a sound that’s reminiscent of Billy Ocean. The video features quixotic visuals of Michael discovering the overriding inspiration and energy of true love, as he makes his exhilaration known. “So high I’m spinnin / Oh I love that feelin / When I’m with you I got no ceiling.”
Evan Michael Green (EMG) has a recipe for success that can be summed up with three simple words: Ten Sixty Seven.The entertainment mogul from Los Angeles uses this mantra as a model for his career and his personal life, and it has served him well over the years – from Berklee College as a student studying music business, to his time as a struggling artist living out of his car, to his success today as a bona fide recording artist and business owner.
Evan Michael Green (also known as EMG) treats listeners to superb music and highly crafted stories at the same time. His new EP, “Growing Pains” is the loosely autobiographical personal journey of a man trying to evolve into a better musician, a better artist and a better person. When this east coast songwriter headed out to LA two and a half years ago, he wanted to document his relocation adventures as they were happening.
On “Growing Pains,” Evan delivers a mix of three genres he loves most: R&B, Pop and Hip Hop. Every song has a certain feel to it which puts you in that world for a short time, then immediately takes you out on the next track. Evan tries not to stay in any one genre for too long which expertly drives the flow of music and story.
Upcoming 100: How long have you been in the music industry and has music always been a part of your life?
Evan Michael Green: Music has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started doing piano recitals and plays when I was in elementary school and since then I’ve been addicted to performing.
Upcoming 100: Was there a specific moment in your life when you thought, “Music is what I want to do”?
Evan Michael Green: When I was 7 years old, I saw Carlos Santana live in concert and from that moment on I knew that I wanted to have a career in music. I’ll never forget that night.
Evan Michael Green, also known as EMG, is an independent recording artist who comes through with smooth vocals over a series of bold production on his new project, “Growing Pains“. The 7-Track EP features a diverse mix of sounds such as the Trap heavy “Lord Knows,” the slick R&B track, “Good Chick,” and the island-inspired, “5 Foot 7.”
Whatever vibe he looks to bring on a record, Evan does so effortlessly. He continues to surprise fans and new listeners, alike, with his jarring singles. Evolving through the years, Evan has improved both his vocals and artistic direction – all evident on this new EP…
The official music video for “Bad Girls” by artist Evan Michael Green is influenced by the Greek Mythology tale “Homer’s Odyssey”. The story is given a modern twist as it warns viewers about the dangers of chasing someone solely for their aesthetic.
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HHO: How did your artist name come about?
Evan Michael Green: When I first started releasing music, my original artist name was just Evan Green. After looking up my name in google, I realized that there alot of Evan Greens and when I looked up Evan Michael Green, I was the only one doing music so I chose that name instead.
HHO: Where are you from?
Evan Michael Green: I’m originally from the DC, MD, VA (aka the DMV) area
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
Evan Michael Green: I’m a huge fan of old school music. I grew up on Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Prince, and many more artists from that era.
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
Evan Michael Green: I started listening to Outkast, The Roots, and A tribe called Quest when I was really young. It helped me develop the way I craft lyrics.
HHO: What is the current single that you are promoting?
Evan Michael Green: My new record “Bad Girls” is based on my real life experience with girls that my grandfather warned me about when I was much younger. The production of this record took parts of 10 years to complete through various demos. I’m really excited about this record because it was written, produced, and performed by me.
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
Evan Michael Green: I’ve been a huge fan of Pharell’s career. He has expanded into so many different lanes as an artist, producer, film scorer, and entrepreneur. I want to mold my career into something that great in the future. I feel like a collab with him would be fucking crazy.
HHO: How has the response from your fans been on this record?
Evan Michael Green: Alot of my fans were shocked at the song and video because it is one of the first tracks where I’m not full on singing. This was more of a vibe track as opposed to me singing all of the parts. I’ve had alot of positive response in this new direction and I couldn’t be more excited for future tracks.
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
Evan Michael Green: It really depends on the day. Some days its Michael Jackson. Some days its Jay-Z. Some days its Drake. Since I play 6 different instruments, everyday is a little different. I’ve really been feeling Meek’s new record though. It truly is an authentic record and I really appreciate that.
HHO: What are you plans for 2019?
Evan Michael Green: Make as much music as possible and release my first album. My team and I have been grinding behind the scenes for almost two years and I’m excited to show what we’ve been working on.
HHO: What are you doing that others are not?
Evan Michael Green: Nothing against artists who release a lot of tracks every year, but the difference between myself and others is that I’m taking my time to perfect my songs and my craft. I feel like in this day and age everyone is trying to get as many tracks as possible which makes the quality of the songs suffer. I want to body every track that I put out.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
Evan Michael Green: I respond as much as I can on my instagram @evanmichaelgreen. That is the main way to stay up with me.
“Nice Voice” is the newest single from the singer-songwriter, Evan Michael Green.
This acoustic ballad showcases his command of melody while offering a harsh yet honest perspective on modern relationships.
Evan’s debut EP features sensual rhythm, deeply personal lyrics, and unparalleled falsetto. Inspired by Sam Smith, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, this collection called “All The Things That I Am” will be released later this summer.
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Learn more about Evan in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! So where does this interview find you today? Is there music playing in the background? If so, what is it?
There’s always music playing in the background. Today is Prince’s birthday so I’ve had him on heavy rotation since I woke up.
How is 2017 treating you so far? Did you approach the start of this year any differently then you did last year?
Honestly, 2017 has been a breakthrough on a personal front because I decided to throw my fears out and just go for it. 2016 was a great year of growth, but I was still afraid to pull the trigger on some things. This year I made a promise to myself to take as many half-court shots as possible not only on the court but also with my career. It only takes making one to wow the crowd.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your first musical memory? Could you see yourself doing anything else today?
I think subconsciously I always wanted to be involved in music somehow. I don’t remember not being able to play the piano, and my dad said I started around 3 or 4. My first vivid musical memory was definitely seeing Carlos Santana live when I was 7 years old. I thought that was coolest shit ever to see 10,000 people all moving to the same beat. I could see myself getting into acting one day. I love the idea of bringing an idea or character to life with visuals and sounds. Who knows where the music will take me.
Let’s talk about your newest song, “Nice Voice.” What was the inspiration for it? How do you think it compares to your previously released single, “Wake Up Mary, Please”?
“Nice Voice” is a 3 and half minute long summary of my life experiences and experiences that others, both male and female, have shared with me about dating these days or whatever you want to call it. I talk to my fans often and have concluded that most of us are skeptical of someone who knows all of the right things to say and do because there could be some other motive there. I made the arrangement as simple and stripped down as possible so that the listener could focus in on the lyrics and how the character changes throughout the verses. I also attempt to make listeners look deeper than the surface with my songs. The suspect shows remorse for his actions in the lyric “I hate that I was built this way, I wish I had a choice” which raises an even bigger issue. What does he hate about himself? Why doesn’t he have a choice?
I love playing with the idea of devil’s advocate and letting the listener decide which side to choose as I did in “Wake Up Mary Please.” Obviously the songs are different in style and overall vibe, but are similar in the sense that there is room for potential questions at the end.
When do you hope to put out more new music and a full album of new tracks? Do you find out that you are in a period of creative inspiration right now?
My debut EP “All the Things That I Am” is due out this summer but I can confirm that I have another full length album written and production has started on the next chapter of EMG. The past year has been an explosion of creativity which is great but there are only so many hours in a day so finding a way to record everything was difficult until recently. I’m excited to share everything I’ve been working on in the near future.
How do you all keep up with your social media pages? Have you been able to connect with a lot of new that way?
I love being an independent artist because it allows me to be in complete control of my social media accounts and talk to my fans everyday. I think its dope to say you’re really good friends with your fans. It honestly just feels like a huge extended family. I also have 3 iphones dedicated to keeping up with all my fans and contacts. It sounds ridiculous but if you hang around me for 5 minutes, you would understand why.
What artists have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
Anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m a huge fan of Kdot and all of his different characters. I love the fact that he creates concept albums and follows through with the execution time after time. Also, Bruno Mars is not human. I think a trio between the three of us would be a deadly track. To the both of them, hit me up on twitter when you’re ready.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music? What do you hope is the message of your songs?
I want my fans to pay attention to the messages behind the obvious. Its very easy to hear a guitar and a vocal and vibe to it, but I want them to see how the lyrics are applicable to their life and maybe how they could help put certain things into perspective. My messages are sometimes very harsh or shocking in the sense that many people have said “Oh shit did he really just say that?” and I hope that it gets them to pay attention to the things we often let slide in this time in our society.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
Anyone, fan or friend, who wants to try me one on one in basketball, good luck. I don’t lose. I’ll be dunking again by the time this interview comes out.
Today we’re introduced to the sounds of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and self-taught producer Evan Michael Green. In late 2015, two years after graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Evan decided to put his business degree away in favor of sleepless nights at the studio, cranking out covers by his favorite artists. His solo work and collaboration with Young L3x on the singles “Drown” and “Couldn’t Say No.”, quickly amassed close to a million views on Facebook and YouTube and thousands of fans all over social media.
Evan’s highly anticipated debut extended play, All The Things That I Am, due the spring of 2017, is a dynamic combination of playful melodies, ironic wordplay, and powerful underlying themes drawing upon his own romantic struggles and relentless motivation for success. The album offers a harsh, yet honest perspective on modern relationships in the acoustic ballad “Nice Voice” as well as the booming, bass-heavy tracks “Suspect” and “The Right Thing.” Featuring sensual rhythm, deeply personal lyrics, and unparalleled falsetto, the project is inspired by Sam Smith, Frank Ocean, and The Weeknd.
Fast-forwarding to today Evan Michael Green makes his Elite Muzik debut in the form of a lyric video for his brand new single titled “Wake Up Mary Please,” which follows the official music video for the single, released back in August that received over 71K views.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the single Evan had this to say: “I wrote this song to warn those about the severe consequences of infidelity during a time when it is glorified in mainstream pop culture”
Watch the lyric video above and check out the official music video below.