Yellow Shoots (born Greg Matthews) is a Philadelphia-bred, Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
His most recent release, 'everything', is an album that explores how perception and imagination can enhance or ultimately impede the practice of love. Previewed during an in-house studio session for Paste Magazine, everything is a landmark release for Yellow Shoots that encapsulates the personal and artistic evolution prompted by his 2014 move to Brooklyn, New York.
Described by FADER as “full of somber misty grays and blues,” Yellow Shoots’ progressive, ambient sound is informed by influences as varied as psychedelic rock, dance, electronic and r&b. After immersing himself in the catalogs of Yes, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Bilal, Jill Scott, Bill Withers and Zapp and Roger, Yellow Shoots developed his guitar chops and signature falsetto. His dedication to craft landed him gigs with GoGo Morrow and City High’s Ryan Toby. In the past year, Yellow Shoots collaborated with rapper Skyzoo on the Stormy Weather single “Heaven.” Other collaborators include producer !llmind. Yellow Shoots has performed on high profile stages, including Jay-Z’s Budweiser: Made In America festival.