Mike Posner doesn't want to get too deep into the inspiration behind his latest single "Song About You" -- a track that "revealed itself after a really beautiful relationship had ended" -- but he did tell Billboard's Pop Shop Podcast that he isn't surprised that the song is being played across rock radio and pop radio alike.
"Genres are words to sort of split [music] up, very similar to, like, country lines being drawn on a map," Posner says of the hard-to-define "Song About You," which has hit both the Pop Songs and Alternative Songs charts. "They're imaginary. Those lines don't exist in reality. Genre is the same way. That's not saying they're bad or not useful at times, but what you're seeing is the actual music scene itself, the way we just defined it, changing. These country lines, genre lines, were drawn years ago, so they may not apply as perfectly as they once did, but they don't exist in reality. You know, on the deepest level, on the artist level, they don't matter really at all."