Up-and-coming singer Blind MIC’s latest single “Like Me” is set to take his career to the next level. The release comes after the Manchester-based artist was brought into the Future Bubblers Program, an offshoot of Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Record label that supports unsigned artists. Blind MIC’s reputation is deservedly growing, having worked with fellow Manchester native IAMDDB among others. For “Like Me,” he enlists the legendary underground producer Zed Bias to work the boards and the two gel seamlessly to give us a velvety, introspective track for the young artist. It’s the first single from the forthcoming album Love & Retribution, due out in 2019.
“Like Me” is a slow, churning track that shows off Blind MIC’s soulful vocal skills as well as some smooth flow in the quasi-rap verses. He also exhibits a keen sense of self-awareness in his lyrics, as referenced in the song’s title. In the hooks he croons, “I think I like you ‘cause you’re like me / you’re wrapped up in these dreams that we sell ourselves… I’m guessing you’re thinking you know me / you never see these holes I fall in sometimes.” His lyrics reflect someone who has contemplated the complexities of relationships and consciousness, with all their potential splendor and shortcomings. Blind MIC’s thoughtful writing and expressive delivery, along with Zed Bias’ nuanced production make “Like Me” a strong outing and an enticing preview of the full album next year.