A dyanmic and gifted live performer who cut their teeth as wedding singer, whatever mike was previously signed to S-Curve/BMG Records as Michael Blume. Their debut single, “Manufactured Love” rose to #6 on the Spotify Viral chart and between 2015-2020 they gained 20M+ streams, toured nationally, and garnered major press with appearances at national festivals including Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo and Los Angeles Pride. During the pandemic, Mike left their label, became a dedicated daily meditator, came out as a trans person, and wrote word to the trees.
whatever mike’s March EP, word to the trees, is a celebration of being and a meditation on oneness. The project is a wake up call to be love now, to be whatever we are – and all the things we are – here and now. word to the trees laments humanity’s devastation of the planet, while holding on to the potential for new beauty and healing. The project pushes back on society’s need for validation — “Word to myself when no one’s applauding” – while refusing to to buckle under the despair that so many of us have struggled with in recent years: “Don’t fuck with my hope.” With sonic and lyrical textures reminiscent of Frank Ocean, Francis and the Lights, and Sam Smith, word to the trees blends pop musicality and soulful vocals with queer spirituality, emotional vulnerability, and optimism.
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