Mike’s Dead has grown a formidable following through the years as followers have latched on to his distinctive vocal fashion. He is finest identified for his single “We have Misplaced Contact,” however now he is prepared to point out followers a model new facet. Mike’s new EP, “Revenge” hits streaming platforms September 17 and combines his abilities for rapping, singing and screaming. We sat down with Mike to study the story of “Revenge” and higher perceive how these six tracks got here to be.
Inform us about “Revenge.”
It is the largest EP I’ve ever launched and the largest venture I’ve ever put out below Mike’s Lifeless. We have rolled out a number of singles and I’ve gotten a extremely good fan response. I truly wrote the EP again in early 2020 after ending up tour in December 2019. I got here again fairly amped from tour and jumped proper again into the studio. I often produce all of my very own music, however then my buddy Taylor Wilzbach, who’s a terrific producer, was like “Yo, we must always do a few songs collectively.” We received straight to it and cranked out a bunch of songs. Then I took my time crafting them and ensuring they have been excellent over time.
I am excited for everybody to listen to the total venture and a few of the options on it. It is a very complete and versatile venture the place you get all facets of my sound. “Bees,” the final single I rolled out, is extra industrial rap, “Lifeless” remains to be hip-hop however has a rock crossover, “Sick” is extra of a steel observe and “Nightmares” is extra singing. All of those songs incorporate screaming, singing and rapping, which present my versatility as an artist.
What was your mindset when you have been writing the EP?
I used to be very amped from tour however I got here again I used to be coping with lots of points, particularly once I was writing the observe concerning previous pals. Mainly there was a fallout with a ton of those who have been near me. While you hearken to the title observe, you hear that in there. I’m going right into a bit about getting stabbed within the again and bullshit with pals that I assumed have been shut.
I additionally wished to push myself lyrically and on the time I used to be writing the EP, I feel I solely had perhaps one or two songs out that included screaming. Now, 4 out of the six of my songs on the EP incorporate screaming. We form of took every thing that I used to be doing and put it on steroids. The manufacturing received so much heavier and I lastly took my sound the place I’ve all the time wished to take it. From a writing perspective, I took extra of my time to craft every thing and I did not overthink my writing, I simply let it circulate. If it sounds catchy to me, I am like “Superior, I am simply gonna rock with this.”
How did you slender all the way down to the six songs that ended up on the EP?
To be sincere, I used to be writing a ton of different songs on the time as a result of it was COVID and everybody was caught in quarantine. I truly wrote like two albums price of music which can be scheduled out for the longer term. Co-producing with Taylor saved every thing a cohesive venture as a result of we solely had a sure variety of classes and I wished to maintain it that manner. There was a seventh observe that was made, but it surely simply did not match the depth of the remainder of the EP.
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