Check out our interview with Los Angeles based alt-pop artist Michael Dean who just released his new single “Rollercoaster.” The song is drenched in melancholic, romantic bliss and takes a look at the ups and downs of a past relationship. Tinted with bittersweet memories and moments of tenderness, Michael confides, “The message of ‘Rollercoaster’ is to be in the moment. There’s a lot of twists and turns, gaining and losing momentum that comes with life, but there is always light at the end of each storm.”
“Rollercoaster” features silky, effervescent electronics, textured vocals, and an emotion grabbing performance as Michael Dean recalls his intimate memories. Directed by Derrick Webb and Christopher Jackson, the music video for “Rollercoaster” contrasts moments of Michael Dean in love and walking hand-in-hand down the Santa Monica Pier with moments of the artist alone on the beach as he contemplates his relationship.
Follow Michael @itzmichaeldean
Roller Coaster (Official Video) Michael Dean
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Humble, Euphoric, Energy
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
I started off just reaching out to some of my favorite artists and upcoming artists that had a situation for themselves and making lifetime genuine friendships that end up opening doors for myself, which is how I met Compton Menace and the rest is history.
How has this changed your life?
It has changed my life in major ways, I can honestly say it’s been a blessed ride and I’m happy to be in the position that I am in.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
euphoric, alt pop.
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
I was influenced by Nas, Eminem, Drake somewhere down the line made me realize I could take a lane in the pop world, not just hiphop. I chose to make music at an early age because of the love for it and how it felt to be able to put meaningful songs together that really you can feel and that just comes with practice and persistence.
Tell us about your new single “Rollercoaster?”
Rollercoaster is a dope true love story that doesn’t end up tearing each other apart. Instead it resonates with the fact that life, love, career, passion for anything is going to have its ups and downs and all the turbulence and love that comes with it.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
The love from the people really hits home and how my music can really affect how they felt and maybe my story inspired them to realize you can make way for yourself and it isn’t just hopes and dreams but really a manifested destiny that you chose and the universe responded to.
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
i would def tell my younger self to stay patient and focused and don’t be chasing them females before your careers well. lol it’s just you gotta focus on you and everything will fall into place.
How would your best friend describe you?
Focused / outgoing.
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
The title would be “Michael Dean The Hopeless Romantic” haha I joke a lot but in all honesty I am a romantic type and I learned a lot about falling for the wrong one and letting go of the one.
What’s next for Michael Dean in 2023?
I have a few worldwide releases coming out and a whole Album which i’m super stoked to share with you all. also starting work on my second album in the coming month as well.
What is your favorite healthy food?
Acai is Definitely my favorite Food!
How would you explain your fashion style?
Drip a la Sauce! haha its very modern with a trendy look and nobody pulls off a faux hawk like Mine its just different.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Peace, stability, self love.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Michael Jackson! He is so influential and I would just give everything to have a moment to learn from someone so genuine and genius at the same time.
Best advice ever given?
Where do you see yourself and your career in 5 years from now?
I see myself living out the dream and having several plaques and making my family and daughters proud.
Favorite song? Why?
My Favorite Song is hmmm that’s a tough one but I would say.
All of the Lights by Kanye West, because it just motivates you and puts you in that good energy mood to just be inspired and happy regardless.
Where can we follow you?
Quote: “to be or not” just kidding haha
Movie: Friday Night Lights
Tv Series: Power
Favorite Food: Italian
Travel Destination: Italy
Sports Team:Tampa Bay Buccaneers