Mike Posner’s “Song About You” Is A Brutally Honest Snapshot Of A Breakup
Mike Posner is a chameleon. After bursting onto the scene in 2010 with the pure pop of “Cooler Than Me,” he has already reinvented himself as a club king (the chart-conquering remix of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”), stripped-back balladeer (most of At Night, Alone.) and purveyor of demented hip-hop (as one half of Mansionz). The 30-year-old returns today with a suitably genre-defying anthem called “Song About You.” The relatable track offers a brutally honest glimpse of a breakup.
“Since you’ve been gone, ain’t got nothin’ to do,” Mike laments at the beginning of his new single. “I sleep until noon, I wake up and feel bad — I think I miss something I never had.” It turns out that “Song About You” is the musical equivalent of a purge. “It was good to make this song because of all the angst that was inside me,” he explains. “What do you do with that angst? I put it in a song. Then I don’t have to throw it on another human or on myself.” Check out the first taste of the bushy-faced hitmaker’s third album below.