Interview with Mychael Gabriel
Sofa King Cool Magazine caught up with Mychael Gabriel and we talked about his new single “MADAM, I’M ADAM” off his album Genesis, being Prince god son, how the Dave Chappelle bits were real and actually happened, working with his god mother Sheila E, touring and what is next for him
MYCHAEL GABRIEL has released the official music video for his single “MADAM, I’M ADAM.” The single is from his highly anticipated album titled Genesis that is available now!
MYCHAEL GABRIEL is a Minneapolis-grown singer and songwriter whose bent on exploring the never-ending sonic space that is music. A a multi-dimensional artist in more ways than one, Mychael Gabriel is on a mission to break the barriers of what is and what could be. His unique creativity is in a constant state of evolution and innovation, guaranteeing that each new release spells an experience unlike any other. Mychael‘s music has been recognized as elements of the Minneapolis sound with a guitar style of Jimi Hendrix and vocals of Lenny Kravitz.
As a writer, producer, arranger, engineer, mixer, musician – Mychael Gabriel has worked and collaborated with iconic talents Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr, Hans Zimmer, Usher, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Beck, Common, Gary Clark Jr., St. Vincent, Miguel, H.E.R., Earth Wind and Fire, Gloria Estefan, the Escovedo Family, George Duke, George Clinton, Freddie Stone (of Sly and the Family Stone), just to name a few. His work has been featured on MasterClass, DreamWorks Animation, ABC Network, 2007 and 2012 Latin GrammyAwards, 2016 BET Awards, Super Bowl XXVI, 2020 Grammy Awards, 2020 Grammy Salute to Prince. Mychael has proved time and again his merit on some of the world’s biggest stages and alongside music legends.
With a passion for producing truly epic auditory experiences, Mychael Gabriel has written, produced and performed a number of tracks that scratch the itch in your ear and propel you into tomorrow. In 2018’s pop-inspired “GHOST IN THE MIDNIGHT”, Mychael Gabriel channels nostalgia and flaunts a vivid imagination with flare, in 2019’s slow-burn groove-track “HONESTY” Mychael Gabriel ponders the naked truth of relationships. In 2020, we all witnessed the toll inaction, police brutality, and political cruelty takes on our communities. Mychael’s “FURY” and “INVICTUS” voiced a poetic call-to-action for us to stand together. In 2021, “SIGHTS AND SOUNDS” paints a cinematic mood of a midnight-drive; rustling wind, neon signage and rhythmic vibes that mimic a revving engine. “CELEBRATE” dives deep into the artists funky MPLS roots and is the first single from the just released album GENESIS. “Let There Be Light” was written, performed, and produced by the multi-dimensional Minneapolis artist, Mychael Gabriel. This rocksentric, 1970s inspired track with loud guitars and a killer groove – is sure to turn the vibe up to eleven. The culmination of a monstrous guitar solo not only illustrates Mychael’s talent and prowess while in his element, but demonstrates why he is a force to be reckoned with.