Great to see Mike Posner back with some all-new solo material.
And Posner rolled out 3 new songs in a fresh fashion as he performed them live for a YouTube stream (and now above) with just him, a piano, and a guitar.
For the first 2 songs, “Buried In Detroit” and “Iris”, Mike softly played the keys while harmonizing on his personal life. In fact, that’s the theme of all 3 of these songs. We get a more honest, nothing off limits Posner who even says just that in prefacing the 3rd and final song, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”.
This one is my early favorite of the 3, though it had an edge already because I heard Posner perform this on his mini-tour this time, last year. (Maks G’s photo review is a must-read if you’re here.) What’s coolest about this record though is the journey from beginning to end, lyrically. I just love how it naturally progresses as the song certainly backs up the quick premise that Posner gave before playing it on the guitar. Ladies, you’ll especially love the emotion that comes across through Mike up above and fellas, that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the content as well. You can really tell this is 100% true to Mike’s self and coming from his heart. Give it a quick 15 minute run, even if it’s audio only in the background.
Naturally, we’re lookin’ forward to what happens here with Posner’s next release.