The Importance of Mike Posner’s “Song About You”

When Mike Posner’s single “Song About You” was released in 2018, I did not know what to expect from the long-silent music artist. What I experienced was a new sound that seemed to be a mix between Posner’s first and second albums with a dash of Revolver-era Beatles vibes thrown in for good measure. More important than the sound, though, was the presence of Posner’s signature emotional delivery, which really got to this listener’s soul.

I have been through my share of uncomfortable break-ups and similar disappointments, but I don’t think I would have had to in order to feel the pain, anger and conflicting emotions that Posner communicates to his listeners in “Song About You.” I think that anyone who has gone through any dark period in his or her life could understand what he is getting at, and I think that this song is important for that reason.

Mike Posner is used to being a symbol of positivity and hope for his listeners. I am one of many who have felt that his music helped them through many a rough patch in life. However, even Posner has to admit in “Song About You” that sometimes he doesn’t like the sun.

We all have our ups and downs, even the most inspirational of people among us. The people that we think have it all figured out really are just as frail as we are; they are still human beings. For that reason, I think it is important for just about everyone to listen to some of Posner’s encouraging songs such as “Be As You Are” and then give his new release a very thoughtful few listens. The differences are notable, but so are the similarities, and the messages and cleverness in the songs share a common, relatable thread even when it may seem like they don’t.

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Lindsey Flagg

Lindsey is the founding editor of Music to My Ears. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Purdue University Northwest. When she isn't writing, she can usually be found making a fool of herself singing karaoke or creating sappy poetry.

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