Born in Richmond, Virginia, Michael Rider is a dream pop singer-songwriter who arrived to Manhattan, New York to pursue an art scholarship at SVA. Both a classically trained vocalist and skilled pianist with more than a decade devotion to songwriting, Michael attributes their process to making music as painting. Michael has released three studio efforts, and continues to be a rising star. It is their unique perspective that gained Michael access into the exclusive New York city music scene where they cut their teeth playing with the likes of Outernational, Goodie, Sam Miller, and Binx. 

Michael’s music is poetic, soulful, ethereal yet is carried by pulsating dance-induced percussion while being beautifully dissonant and brutally honest. However, it is the serenade of Michael’s emotionally charged voice that fans are left spellbound. The renegade artist has released three new singles, "Capital," "Lovers in Shadow," and "Run Deep" off their forthcoming album, expected in the fall of 2020.