Hailing from Arkansas, singer-songwriter, dancer, and recording artist John Michael releases an enticing new single and music video entitled "Bad Babe."
The rising artist has a very promising musical career ahead of him. He was once a professional dancer and worked on set for movies, shows, commercials, award shows, and tours. With his past in the entertainment industry, John Michael is proving himself as a force to be reckoned with.
Co-written with Harold Kalibala, a.k.a. Eros, vocal production by Mishon Ratliff, and produced by Brandon Miranda, John Michael's latest single, "Bad Babe," offers an undeniable Y2K feel with boundless pop/r&b nostalgia. "Creating the 'Bad Babe' song and the music video has been one of my proudest moments," said Michael.
Expanding on the single, "Bad Babe," the song takes off with an upbeat acoustic guitar melody, punchy pop drum breaks, as John Michael's sultry and exciting vocal delivery. Right off the bat, we hear wild similarities to Justin Timberlake, especially as Michael continues to deliver his suave and charismatic vocals with the utmost passion and heart. We love the spicy and sultry lyrics that Michael offers, as he paints incredibly desirous scenes that get our blood pumping.
Taking a look at the music video for "Bad Babe," John Michael is in awe of the video's co-star, who has Michael in the palm of her hands. The entire video also showcases John Michael's complex chorography with the many dancers that bring the visuals to life. Not to mention the several lustful and spicy scenes, this video is genuinely more than memorable.
Feast your ears on John Michael's recent hit, "Bad Babe," and watch the song's alluring music video on YouTube.
We adore the nostalgic and energetic feel of your latest single, "Bad Babe." What inspired you to create this sultry and exciting single?
When I started making music, I knew I wanted to bring back the feeling I got from the 2000s. I was looking for the right sound, and then I heard this track for the first time. The guitars reminded me of "Ride Wit Me" by Nelly and immediately took me back. I knew that was it.
Do you usually work with producers/songwriters Harold Kalibala, Mishon Ratliff, and Brandon Miranda? What was your creative process like when working with them behind the scenes for "Bad Babe"?
This was my first time working with all of them, lol. I worked first with Oatmilq production duo (Harold and Brandon) to write the song. Brandon produced, and Harold and I wrote. We clicked right off the bat, had a great time, and everything flowed smoothly. I knew I needed a vocal producer who was great with harmonies for the recording process, so I reached out to Mishon. Working with him was awesome because he took my vision for the song and turned it into more than I could've asked for.
What was your experience working with the jam-packed team on set for the "Bad Babe" music video? How did they make the process easier and more enjoyable for you?
I had so much fun shooting this video! I couldn't have asked for a better team for my first project. I was blessed to have a group of very talented, hard-working, and professional people who were easy to work with. The energy was great, and everyone was so positive that it made the shoot stress-free and enjoyable.
What was it like choreographing the group dance for the "Bad Babe" music video? Do you always put your choreography skills to work for your music videos?
I knew exactly the type of movement I wanted, so I hit up my friend James Marino ( Dance credits include: Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Fergie, Justin Timberlake) to choreograph. We workshopped some movement together and came up with the "Bad Babe" choreography. I'm very hands-on with everything I do.
What's next for you?
Make it happen! My dreams, my goals, I'm shooting for the stars!