Yeah, this already has 21 million views and is from October 15, but Mike Posner is still awesome and the song still rules. The best part about Posner is that he does the vast majority of his synthesizer melody work himself. In the case of “Please Don’t Go,” the synthesizer work pretty much made the song. We respect that Posner has that talent with melody.
So many musicians are just proper vocalists who don’t even write their own lyrics, so it’s always refreshing to see artists who know how to play instruments, use sequencers, digitally process their own sounds, etc. It’s indisputable that vocals are half the battle in most pop music, but why wouldn’t a song be more “yours” if you were involved in every process of its creation. Jack Conte is a great example of this. So is Owl City, even if it’s probable that he gets a lot of outside input on his music now that he’s signed with Universal Republic Records. Group efforts can result in good music as well, of course, but we’re fans of the all-in-one musician (to a reasonable extent).
Here’s a repost of a Jack Conte song we love that’s a mash-up of Aphex Twin’s “Flim” and Bright Eyes’ “First Day Of My Life.”