Combining high energy vocals with millennial lifestyle stories, this young Texas talent is steadily on the path to build his fan base and prove that El Paso can stand up to the best. At just 19 years of age, Evander Griiim produces songs that have quickly resonated with his peers. His multicultural upbringing introduced him to many genres of music. Having roots in New Orleans and Mexico, Evander’s Afro-Hispanic background heavily influences his sound.

With musical influences that include PartyNextDoor, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Andre 3000, and Kid Cudi, Evander prefers not to label himself as “hip-hop” or “R&B” but simply wants to be known as an artist. At the moment, he plans to use his music to “tell typical teenage stories of young love and touch on topics that effect my generation.”

Evander’s new song “The Step” couples his high-energy vocals with strong synths and heavy 808s with production by his creative partner Skrittzy. The single landed the stylish hipster a spot on the West Coast–run of Rich the Kid’s Rich Forever Tour where his energetic spirit and exciting stage presence produced an exuberant transfer of energy between himself and the audience.

Watch the new music video for “The Step” below.

And get to know Evander Griiim in his own words:

My sound in 5 words or less: Energy, Emotion, Adolescent, Electric.

Best part about making this video: How natural and real the video is. El Paso is like that every day.

What inspires your art: Daily life inspires my life. Girls, parties, traveling. Literally anything on god’s green Earth.

Explain the concept of the song in one sentence: Really it’s just the biggest anthem for my city and showing the world that we can keep up.

What goes down in my DMs? It goes down everywhere!


Watch his video on REVOLT TV the week of November 21st, and let us know your thoughts by tweeting @RevoltTV and using the hashtag #SpotlightOnREVOLT