It was about 7 months ago that I first heard Mike Posner’s EP called ‘The Truth’ and was floored. I should have blogged about it then… sorry. But seriously, here’s proof I was a massive fan from the start:
It was NOT what I expected from him – it was far more impactful and insightful. Up to that point, Mike Posner made slick pop songs that oozed cool. This was not only a new direction musically, it was a essentially a new artist, or ate least s anew side of Mike we hadn’t seen, and maybe didn’t exist until recently.
This though, is special. Through the lyrics, Mike bares his soul, leaving him open and vulnerable, and it’s refreshing. It’s his truth, and every song is fantastic. The EP opens with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” which really sets the tone for the EP. It starts off with an acoustic guitar, which couldn’t be any further from the music we’ve been accustomed to hearing from Mike. In the song, Mike recounts his success and the darker sides.
“Buried In Detroit” is my favorite musically as it has a great contemporary ballad feel to it, with a piano driven melody. “Not That Simple” is the catchiest and the one that I initially had on repeat. I love the stings on it.
“Be As You Are” is the one that has the music video and my favorite from the EP. I LOVE the lyrics and the message. It has an epic build-up and is anthemic, which I’m a sucker for. I love the chanting and spiritually charged elements of the song, and of course the snapping breakdown. Superb!
I’m stoked on this EP and excited that “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” is getting much deserved traction and hope this is the start of a new, enlightened and positive era for Mike Posner.
More songs/album like this, please.