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Meet Saige Michael

Today we’d like to introduce you to Saige Michael.

Saige, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in a household around music that would inspire and intrigue me because of the different sounds. I also grew up in church where my mom was the choir director and that’s kind of where it all started and I knew that music was something that I wanted to do.

I started playing drums in a band called the “Garage Boys” when I was younger but I found my writing skills when I wrote our first song. Over time I just started writing for myself and even recording vocals. Throughout high school and even currently in my path at college I formed relationships that have helped me hone and craft the sound I’ve built today.

Has it been a smooth road?
It hasn’t been smooth but it hasn’t been the roughest either, it’s been sort of a long process. The biggest challenge is the budget because I am in college and for the last two years it’s been a tug of war between paying for school or music. At one point I held three jobs all while trying to balance track, class, and music. I went through a couple heartbreaks but it only made me stronger, in the end, even giving me content to write about in my music. I went through a rebrand from “Ope Hendrixs” to “Saige Michael” so the work I put into building around one persona took a detour and I had to rebuild around another.

Tell us more about your work.
I’m Saige Michael, I’m a singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter, athlete, and I play a couple instruments. But I specialize in writing, that’s really my strength I can honestly write for almost any genre there is plus it’s my outlet whenever I experience something good or bad. I’m really known for being the social and talented person but that’s not enough for me I want to be recognized worldwide. I’m most proud of my upcoming project in December it’s been a long road since my last EP ‘C.U.R.E.D.’ but the production and content on this new project will definitely give Dallas’s R&B scene a new sound.

What sets me apart from other people is that I’m multi-faceted in everything I do I don’t have just one way I can accomplish things, when you think you have me figured out I’ll switch it up and make you go, “Wow who knew he could do that.” Coming from Dallas it’s hard to get exposure doing music you have to be that that much better in being diverse to stand out amongst the masses so I take my craft serious and I won’t stop until I’m at the top.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
What I like best is the size of the city, it has so many opportunities all throughout in places like Deep Ellum for artist to gain exposure. But what I like the least is that when someone gets big from Dallas they move to a completely different state. Like can’t we build Dallas to be just as big as Hollywood or Atlanta. There’s so much talent here and not really much support from the community until you’re actually famous. Even then when you become famous you kind of have to change your environment so I understand moving but I just think we could build Dallas’s music scene into a Rap-a-lot or a Motown.

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