MikeyyAustin has been working hard lately, releasing music and visuals in anticipation for a solid year 2019. His latest drop comes today in the form of “Songs About Whatever,” a 3 track release that shows multiple aspects of his style and lyrical precision. “The Sunlight Song” is a feel good yet somber feeling song that rides a relaxed tempo and smooth melodies from start to finish. “The Song About Being Cool” comes with a heavier delivery, featuring sharp boom bap kicks and snares that match well with a more assertive vocal style. Last but not least, “The FaceTime Song” comes in with a light hi hat followed by another bumping drum pattern that stumbles on itself in-time, reminiscent of the best of 90’s and backpack rap.
As a whole, the release contains an impressive amount of meaning and substance for only 3 tracks. It’s an interesting aspect of music releases; is it better to do a bigger, fully-fleshed album and expect listeners to play the whole thing? Or is releasing shorter, more digestible collections more appropriate for the streaming age? I don’t think there’s one right answer, but “Songs About Whatever” is certainly one way to do the short release model right.
Listen to “Songs About Whatever” on your favorite music platform here.