MUSIC | The R&B singer strips it back with an acoustic number.
"You can fall victim to someone who has another motive in mind," says the R&B performer about his brand new clip.
If something is too good to be true, it most likely is. R&B singer-songwriter Evan Michael Green frames that wavelength in his new acoustic number, "Nice Voice," in which he warns off women from those slick-talking, too-cool-for-school suitors who have nothing better to do. "This track was written to warn those of people who know all of the right things to say at any given moment. I'm a firm believer in the saying 'it's too good to be true,' and that theme resonates closely to me in this track," he tells Popdust about the song, which gets a smokey, low-key music video, premiering today. Backed by only a guitar, Green's voice is able to sit on top of the arrangement, a rather unconventional approach to modern contemporary music.
"I used varying types of women in the video to convey the message that no one is really safe or immune from jaded people. No matter what race, size, or age you are, you can fall victim to someone who has another motive in mind," he adds.
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"I wish I had a choice. I know I said I was different," he croons, shifting through various women. He plays the foolish playboy rather well; Green's charm soaks the camera, even when he doesn't turn to the audience and smirk. The vague ending leaves the story open, and you get the sense he will rinse and repeat for the next women who steps into his life--or maybe he's changed for the better. We may never know.
"Nice Voice" samples Green's forthcoming new album called All the Things I Am. "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," Green continues about the track.
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Born and raised in Boston, Green tinkered with the piano as early as four, seemingly following in the footsteps of his elder brother and classically trained pianist. He went on to studio business and saxophone at Berklee College of Music and has released such tracks as "Drown" and "Wake Up Mary Please," both of which have collected impressive streaming and YouTube numbers. He's also released covers of Bruno Mars' "Talking to the Moon" and Adele's "Hello."
On his forthcoming new record, he toldMid-Tennessee Music, "With this new release, I tried to expand on my versatility as an artist which was a huge challenge. A lot of my fans know me from 'Drown' and 'Wake Up Mary Please,' which are two songs that focus primarily on me playing piano and singing. This new record displays some of the other sides of my music that I haven't shown yet with more synths, guitars, and falsetto leaps. It was the hardest thing I've done to date but now that its done, I'm determined to push even more with the follow up record."
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