Mike Posner just dropped a new track to SITR which is a cover/remix of the Coldplay classic, “The Scientist. Basically Posner stripped the song of the slow instrumentals that played well with the amazing vocals of Chris Martin and turned “The Scientist” into something new, different and fresh for today’s music standards, synthesized vocals with electronic/dance type upbeat instrumentals.
Mike Posner – The Scientist (produced by Mike Posner)
I’m not sure which I like more the original or the cover, as they both have different flavors. However, knowing that Mike Posner produced this really is awesome as I think that’s one of his greatest assets.
I’m torn on my feelings with Mike Posner. I have seen him perform twice, met him briefly once, thought his mixtapes were incredible, must downloads! Then was let down by his debut album taking the safe route with a typical R&B release. Then Posner gets Lil Wayne to rap over a song and do a music video with him, furthering my disgust for Posner and the record label for possibly forcing him to do this. Then today he comes out with a cover/remix to one of my favorite Coldplay songs, “The Scientist”. Let me know your thoughts on Mike Posner in the comments or on twitter.
Here’s a video of Maestro Knows with Mike Posner, you can see Mike Posner making the song above around the 7 minute mark.