Ah, we were wondering where Mike Posner went. Since he couldn’t stay touring forever, last year’s breakout singer/songwriter returns to his mixtape roots by reworking another song from his iPod. This go round, instead of covering The Fray or ELO, the Southfield, MI songwriter sets the standards a bit higher by tackling Coldplay’s “The Scientist”.
Aside from being the track that graced WWE’s farewell to Macho Man this past Monday, the down-tempo, heart-breaker Mike chose is probably one of Chris Martin and crew’s biggest songs, which is a bold move for the young musician. Presumably, since Coldplay’s loyals typically hold the downtrodden group in high regard, some simply won’t listen out of spite, especially when the vocals begin to be compared.
But, if anyone has anything bad to say about Mike’s menacing beat, they may be plum loco.
Mike Posner – “The Scientist” (Coldplay Cover)