Mike Posner, "Please Don’t Go"

68 Billboard Rating

Singer-songwriter Mike Posner's debut single, "Cooler Than Me," reached No. 6 on the Hot 100 by successfully pairing the singer-songwriter's slick vocals with lush electronic textures. Follow-up "Please Don't Go" is a more plaintive ballad than the Hot 100 hit, but it employs the same electro-dance sound that has separated Posner from the pop/R&B pack. "Baby, please don't run away from my bed/And start another day, stay instead," Posner sings over Benny Blanco's frantic production. Posner's vocals are reminiscent of artists like Daniel Bedingfield and Savage Garden, with the singer infusing each line with a soulful quality that sticks in the listener's mind. As a second offering from first album "31 Minutes To Takeoff," "Please Don't Go" is just as accessible and ripe for sing-alongs as Posner's breakout hit.

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