Album Review: Mike Posner's 'At Night, Alone' is Exceptional

While Mike Posner recommends listening to his new album at night and alone, it's clear that At Night, Alone is not a situational album. There is a little bit of everything sprinkled into one complete package.

At Night, Alone (album stream below) is Posner's big return to music after falling behind following the success of his hit song "Cooler Than Me" and he couldn't have done it in a better way. After is brief intro, Posner breaks into "I Took A Pill In Ibiza." Unlike the upbeat radio version of the track remixed by Seeb, it's more stripped down and folky.

The song itself is a major hit and having two versions of it was a pretty smart move as it appeals to two different genres.

The album continues with "Not That Simple," a catchy track about trying to let go of something that is way too difficult and confusing to continue.

Posner really hones in on his singer-songwriter skills proving that he is a complete artist on At Night, Alone.

Every track seems to be extremely genuine and tells a different story, especially the rise and decline of his career, to now trying to start all over again.

"Be As You Are" is an emotional song of how Posner turns to his wise mother for motivation and through her words he is always to rise up again and keep pushing.

"In The Arms of a Stranger" finds Posner flexing his vocal ability with some skillful falsettos.

For "Silence," Posner enlists the help of Labrinth, who also worked with The Weeknd on "Losers." "Silence" is a much different beast on its own but incredibly dynamic and wonderful to listen to.

At Night, Alone continues with "Iris," a melancholic song where Posner aspires to the be the man that the woman he admires wants. However, he watches as she walks off with someone else. Posner adds "Only God Knows" which is backed by a choir.

It's a spiritual folk song with not instruments whatsoever. For such a young artist, Posner displays musical ability of someone much older. It's absolutely refreshing to see a artist do a complete 360 and own it.

Posner picks things up with "Jade." The folk songs features layers of country, folk and rock that mesh together for a quite unexpected addition to At Night, Alone. On "One Hell of a Song," Posner owns the gift of being able to write one hell of a song.

Incase we had no idea who Posner has written for over the years, he name-drops Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Big Sean and says he was also offered a job by Jay Z. He closes out the album with "Buried In Detroit," an ode to his hometown.

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After the simple "Thank You" the album continues with EDM remixes of "I Took A Pill In Ibiza," "Be As Your Are," "Not That Simple," "In The Arms of a Stranger," "Silence" and "Buried In Detroit." Helping him out with the remixes are Seeb, Kyle Tree, JordanXL, Brien Kierulf, Sluggo x Loote, Lucas Lowe and Detroit native Big Sean. Mike Posner's At Night, Alone is one of the best albums to release in 2016 thus far and he has completely earned the reinvigorated success with this body of work.

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