Mike Posner‘s anticipated follow-up to 2016’s At Night, Alone will drop Jan. 18. The 11-track A Real Good Kid features the rocker “Song About You,” as well as the newly released, gentle island-flavored ballad “Stuck in the Middle.”
The “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” singer/songwriter’s third full-length effort was written and recorded over a two-year period during which Posner moved back into the house outside Detroit that he grew up in to tend to his terminally ill father, according to a press release announcing the project. “The album, which tells his story, deals heavily with love, loss and eventual acceptance,” reads the statement.
“Stuck in the Middle” is a breezy pop meditation on memory, loss and growing up, with Posner singing “Perfume on my shirt, puts me in the past/ Too lonely to be happy/ But too afraid to ask,” before the beat kicks in and the song revs up into the sing-along chorus, “Here I am again, stuck in the middle.”
Posner played halftime of the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day loss against the Chicago Bears, and he documented the dozens of hilarious memes spawned by his performance.
The album is available for pre-order here.
Track listing for A Real Good Kid:
“January 11th, 2018”
“Song About You”
“Staring at the Fire”
“Stuck in the Middle”
“One More Song”
“How It’s Supposed To Be”