Today, Philadelphia-born and Brooklyn-based alternative maestro Yellow Shootsreleased “desert rose,” his debut single off his forthcoming LP everything. Propelled by handclaps, vintage Oberheim synths, and smooth falsetto, its sizzling strut scorches on impact. The track first premiered via Atwood Magazine – LISTEN HERE.
Yellow Shoots founder, vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Greg Matthews uncovers a catchy and cosmic crossroads between progressive rock instrumentation and soulful R&B crooning. “It’s essentially about being obsessed with someone and building a whole distorted world around that person,” Matthews explains. “You realize it’s all make-believe when you come back down to reality. The object of your affection won’t give you the time of day, but you create a fictitious vision.”
Devoting countless hours to the guitar as well as devouring the catalogs of Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Jill Scott, Bilal, Zapp and Roger, and Bill Withers, he attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Post-graduation, he cut his teeth performing with GoGo Morrow at high-profile gigs like Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival in addition to collaborating with City High’s Ryan Toby.
Upon relocating to Brooklyn, Greg formally launched Yellow Shoots with the More Alive EP in 2015 and the 2017 follow-up Stormy Weather.