Introducing Samuel Green

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samuel Green.

Kansas City, MO native Samuel Green has been gaining momentum in the music world with the anticipated release of his EP that comes out later this year. His unique sound has been coined similar to the likes of John Legend, Tank, and Usher, just to name a few.

Being engulfed with music his whole life, Green’s natural talent kicked in around the age of seven, while singing within the church. The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. As a child, he grew up listening to artists such as Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Al Green, Anita Baker, and many more. He began pursuing his aspiration of being a singer/songwriter in high school.

As his confidence grew and his style developed, he soon saw a loyal following begin to grow and he’s now performing in various venues and continuously puts out music to showcase his talent.

He owes all his thanks to God and the many opportunities that have been given to bring entertainment and joy to others. He looks forward to having a greater impact in the music industry through the release of his upcoming projects. Stay tuned to see what Samuel Green brings next!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I wish that I could say it has been; somethings have come easier than others. When I first started my solo career a few years ago, I lost my hero to cancer (Grandfather). Losing him changed a lot of things as well as my the way I viewed life. I also battled with staying in school getting a degree than just dropping out and doing my music full time. But after my grandfather passed away a couple of years later, my dad got diagnosed with cancer. So, emotionally, this ride has been a roller-coaster.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
So, yes, I am an artist but I also am a songwriter. I recently received some great opportunities that can possibly skyrocket my career; which I am extremely excited about. I am most known for being the r&b/pop artist that I am. I am extremely proud of myself as an entrepreneur for starting my own LLC and sticking to it no matter what challenges come my way. I see myself apart from others because I don’t just see myself as an artist but a mentor and storyteller. I believe because of the transparency I connect with so many people through my struggles, heartaches, ups and downs, good times, and love. I am here for the people; for those who feel that they are the only ones who aren’t perfect that they are not alone.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is not something you get its something you constantly build on. There are so many levels to success and I feel that you can never conquer success but its continuously rewarding. Consistency, dedication, believing in self even when no one else does, allowing yourself to understand all aspects of business, and staying true to who you are because everything fake will come back to haunt you.

MEET SAMUEL GREEN

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samuel Green. Being engulfed with music his whole life, Green’s natural talent kicked in around the age of seven, while singing within the church. The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. As a child, he grew up listening to artists such as Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Al Green, Anita Baker, and many more. He began pursuing his aspiration of being a singer/songwriter in high school.

As his confidence grew and his style developed, he soon saw a loyal following begin to grow and he’s now performing in various venues and continuously puts out music to showcase his talent.

He owes all his thanks to God and the many opportunities that have been given to bring entertainment and joy to others. He looks forward to having a greater impact in the music industry through the release of his upcoming projects. Stay tuned to see what Samuel Green brings next!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I wish that I could say it has been; somethings have come easier than others. When I first started my solo career a few years ago, I lost my hero to cancer (Grandfather). Losing him changed a lot of things as well as the way I viewed my life. I also battled with staying in school getting a degree than just dropping out and doing my music full time. But after my grandfather passed away a couple of years later, my dad got diagnosed with cancer. So, emotionally, this ride has been a roller-coaster.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
So, yes, I am an artist but I also am a songwriter. I recently received some great opportunities that can possibly skyrocket my career; which I am extremely excited about. I am most known for being the r&b/pop artist that I am. I am extremely proud of myself as an entrepreneur for starting my own LLC and sticking to it no matter what challenges come my way. I see myself apart from others because I don’t just see myself as an artist but a mentor and storyteller. I believe because of the transparency I connect with so many people through my struggles, heartaches, ups and downs, good times, and love. I am here for the people; for those who feel that they are the only ones who aren’t perfect that they are not alone.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Success is not something you get, it’s something you constantly build on. There are so many levels to success and I feel that you can never conquer success but its continuously rewarding. Consistency, dedication, believing in self even when no one else does, allowing yourself to understand all aspects of business, and staying true to who you are because everything fake will come back to haunt you.

Samuel Green's latest single 'Time Out'

We have continued to follow artist Samuel Green over the past few years. He has recently released two new singles being 'Time Out' and 'Seasonal'. Even though he has only release three singles, Time Out has been taking off; pulling his career in the right direction.

He released the new track titled ” Time Out” . Take a listen and comment your thoughts on this track. 

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P.EWhat are the pros and cons to being in a group vs being a solo artist? Also, how has the transition been from gospel music to R&B?

Sam: I do like the group setting. I’m a leader and I like encouraging, helping other people out. Plus you learn from each other vocally and different ways to create music. As a solo act, I get to say yes and no to everything. I don’t have to wait on anybody else. Honestly, patience has not been my friend. That was one of my struggles being in a group.

P.E.: Who are some of your biggest music influences?

Sam: Nat King Cole is one. That’s what my grandmother listened to. Etta James, Ella Fitgerald, Frank Sinatra, Sam Cook, Dean Martin, John Legend, Usher and Tank. I love Jazmine Sullivan too. I like Kim Burrell’s jazz placement too. I used to play trombone in the band. I started in elementary with the violent. I did a jazz camp every summer in Missouri too. You know, I listened to a lot of Fred Hammond too. He made gospel really cool.

P.E.: Tell us about your new single, “Time Out”. The song is dope by the way. 

Sam: Thank you. The name of the project is called Seasonal. Everything has its season. My first single, “She Don’t Know” is based on a true story about my ex. A girl I thought I was going to marry. She didn’t have patience, cheated on me, left me. Now, she hits me up even though she’s married now. I tried to tell her, “Stick with me. Have faith. Have patience”.

“Time Out” is about a girl I dated off and on. But she got in this relationship and would always tell me, “I miss you. I miss the things you used to do…” The song says, “You hit me up when you want some of that Sam time out”. My producer Isaac “Chill” Yowman wrote the majority of the song and I co-wrote on it.

The main single coming out next month is called “Seasonal”. It says, “You can be here today and gone tomorrow. Don’t get too comfortable”. He wrote majority of “Time Out” too. I wrote all of “She Don’t Know”.  

P.E. What is the most memorable fan experience you’ve ever had?

Sam: I used to work at J. Crew. I was ringing up a lady and this girl ran up to the counter and said, “Are you Sam Green?!”  I said yes and I had to apologize to the lady I was ringing up. The fan said, “Oh my gosh! Can I take a picture with you and put it on my Instagram?” That was the first time something happened like that. I was blown away. It actually happened last year.

P.E.: What can fans expect on Seasonal?

Sam: You’ll get a little bit of everything. I want to show people I can be R&B, Pop, a gentleman, street. Some people say, “He’s light skinned. He’s gonna be smooth and quiet. No, I can be street too”. Especially growing up as a church boy. I love God. Don’t get me wrong. But we’re still human. Just because we serve God doesn’t mean we go without struggles.

P.E.: What would you tell someone that’s trying to break into the music industry.

Sam: Don’t give up. Make sure you have a strong foundation. Know what you want. Know how you want it. Know who is there for you and who’s not there for you. I know somebody who was there just for the ride. I’ve already dealt with that. Learn as much as you can on your own. Don’t expect things to get handed to you.

P.E.: If you could describe your life in one song, what would it be and why?

Sam: I have a playlist that I play every day. Let me see. Honestly, I don’t think there’s one set song. I can really relate to Drake though. His lyrical content, everything. He’s not afraid of being in his feelings and that’s how I am.

A song I relate to though is “No Longer Friends” by Bryson Tiller. It’s more relatable to me.

P.E. Tell everyone where people can listen to your music and find you.

Sam: I’m still working on my website now. I’m a perfectionist, so there is still some work being done on it. But you can find me on all social media at: @thesamuelgreen. I’m on all music outlets, iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Soundcloud, etc.

If people want to email me too, Contact me at thesamuelgreen@gmail.com

I’ll have some shows coming up soon too that I’ll announce. I will be doing an HBCU tour soon though. I have some shows in Atlanta, New York, Kansas City and LA coming up too. I have a really big following in South Africa and London too. Thank God. Shout out to them.

Samuel Green Shakes Up The Industry

The male R&B world is quite a saturated market right now. There’s Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Bryson Tiller and Usher. However, there is always room for a new fresh and exciting artist who comes to change up the game. Meet Samuel Green. Sam is actually not new to the music industry. In fact, he started out in a 12 piece gospel group and now pursues music in the R&B lane. He’s much more than an R&B crooner though. His most recent singles, “She Don’t Know” and “Time Out” have been creating quite a buzz in the States and Internationally. I had a chance to catch up with him and gain insights on his music, thoughts on the industry, what motivated his extreme diet change and his upcoming EP, Seasonal.

 

Here are some of the highlights from our interview. Check out part 2 of my interview with Samuel Green at Peauxetic Expressions

P.E.: Tell us how you got started in the music business.

Sam: I’m from Kansas City, MO. I’ve always loved music. My mom and my aunt sing. I started out in the church, like most R&B artists. I fell in love with music in 1st grade, listening to artists like Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. I started singing my senior year in high school. I did American Idol and The Voice. Ever since then, I’ve been singing. I was in a gospel group for about 6 years. Then, I moved to Houston and auditioned for an R&B male group that producer, songwriter Bryan Michael Cox was involved in. Zacardi Cortez and Chad Black held the auditions. The group I was in was together for almost a year. Then I started my solo career in late 2015. 

P.E.: Tell us about your new single, “Time Out”. The song is dope by the way. 

Sam: Thank you. The name of the project is called Seasonal. Everything has its season. My first single, “She Don’t Know” is based on a true story about my ex. A girl I thought I was going to marry. She didn’t have patience, cheated on me, left me. Now, she hits me up even though she’s married now. I tried to tell her, “Stick with me. Have faith. Have patience”. 

“Time Out” is about a girl I dated off and on. But she got in this relationship and would always tell me, “I miss you. I miss the things you used to do…” The song says, “You hit me up when you want some of that Sam time out”. My producer Isaac “Chill” Yowman wrote the majority of the song and I co-wrote on it.

The main single coming out next month is called “Seasonal”. It says, “You can be here today and gone tomorrow. Don’t get too comfortable”. He wrote majority of “Time Out” too. I wrote all of “She Don’t Know”.  

P.E. When you’re in the studio, do you ever turn down songs that fall into current trends?

Sam: Majority of the time, I already have my mind made up. I believe if you go in with that mindset, nobody can stop you. I’m my own artist. I’m in my own lane. I believe I’m my own competition. 

P.E.: How was your transition from gospel to R&B? 

Sam: It was rough. I only talk to a few people from the group I was in, including my best friend. Some people in my family said, “You’re not using your gift for God”. I feel like if you stay in the church walls, you can only minister to people in the church.

P.E. What is one thing your fans would be shocked to know about you?

Sam: I used to be really fat. Not that there is anything wrong with being fat, but I was. I used to play football, but I was heavy. I was really insecure. Everybody has them though. People see from high school and they say, “Sam is that you?”  I tell them, “Yeah it’s me!” 

I’m also a vegetarian too. I have a couple cancer scares, so that played a huge part in me giving up meat. Nowadays, food is so contaminated. So I veer away from food that is less processed. 

P.E. Tell everyone where people can listen to your music and find you.

Sam: I’m still working on my website now. I’m a perfectionist, so there is still some work being done on it. But you can find me on all social media at: @thesamuelgreen. I’m on all music outlets, iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Soundcloud, etc. 

If people want to email me too, they can contact me at thesamuelgreen@gmail.com

I’ll have some shows coming up soon too that I’ll announce. I will be doing an HBCU tour soon though. I have some shows in Atlanta, New York, Kansas City and LA coming up too. I have really big following in South Africa and London too. Thank God. Shout out to them.