SINGLE REVIEW: Mike Posner – Move On

I don’t really hide the fact that I think ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’ is one of the most overrated songs in history. It’s just a fairly generic and average track that got lucky when Seeb’s remix helped the song break through mainstream media. And it doesn’t help that Mike Posner isn’t the most likeable of characters either with a very arrogant and un-genuine stride coming through his interviews and spoken poetry. But in saying that, I am always open to hear what he’s got to say and this time it features an important lesson that we can all take away. From the opening lyrics of ‘Move On’, he offers a raw and honest storytelling that will have you carried away into a dreamy mind state. Beginning the song with “I wish Tracy Chapman was my friend. She would know exactly what to say” he explores the art of escape and the art of wanting comfort from someone that you think holds all the answers but instead realising you have to find them for yourself. The song then heads into a vulnerable territory of self discovery and heartbreak as he makes these discoveries. “I got high when I met you. I got high to forget you. I feel pain, I don’t want to. But I have to, yeah, I have to”. Through the simple guitar strums and percussion elements this song holds a very humble and raw sentiment until the generic beat drops for the chorus. It’s a little unnecessary and could have been stripped back. But it’s been added to try allow it to have commercial traction and it probably will. What this song and accompanying music video teaches you is to believe in yourself and do things because you want them to. At the end of the day, life is short. So make it what you want and he’s done that with this euphoric and emotional little moment which explains where he is at in his life right now.