Detroit-based multi-platinum singer, songwriter and producer Mike Posner, who was critically hailed for his premiere performance as an Island Records artist at this year’s SXSW, has just released his debut EP ‘The Truth’ on June 23. The lead single from the EP is ‘Be As You Are’ and he now has a video for the track that you can see here.
The video sees people ripping up signs of negativity that has come their way and at the end Posner joins in with ‘Afraid’.
The lead single from the EP is ‘Be As You Are’. The 4-song EP will also include ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’, ‘Not That Simple’ and ‘Buried In Detroit’.
“It’s just about being honest,” Mike confessed to Billboard.com of his new material, the first new songs in four years that he has approved for release. “I listen to a lot of stuff that’s out there, some of which I wrote, and I’m like, ‘Where is that? Where’s the honesty?’ So that’s what I want to get to in my music now.”
Posner’s 4 million-selling global debut smash ‘Cooler Than Me’ (2010) detonated a series of successful writing and producing collaborations with megastars Justin Bieber (‘Boyfriend’), Maroon 5 (‘Sugar,’ highest-charted smash from their current album, V), Nick Jonas (‘Numb’ and ‘Closer’ on his new self-titled debut album), Labrinth & Emeli Sandé (‘Beneath Your Beautiful’), Big Sean, Pharrell Williams, 2 Chainz, and many others.
Mike Posner, first made his appearance on record while studying at Duke University, appearing on Detroit friend Big Sean’s debut mixtape. From there, Mike went on to make two mixtapes of his own that generated heavy industry buzz. The second of them, A Matter Of Time (2009) jumped to #1 and earned Mike his first major label record deal. Recording and touring while still in universoty (and issuing a third mixtape), his official debut album, the Top 10 Soundscan 31 Minutes To Takeoff was released in August 2010 after he graduated.
‘The Truth’ is raw and honest.
But it now on – http://po.st/TheTruthEP5