Michl has had a whirlwind year with six singles dropped in 2018 alone. The newest track "Pulse," which he said took him over a year to write, was released independently today. A collaborative effort with John Calvert, Kennedi, and Justin Tranter, the track is one of his most ambitious singles to date with lush drops and a complex melody that highlights his effortless falsetto.
The build ups in "Pulse" move much quicker than in the average Michl track, perhaps showing some of the influence of his former collaborator Mura Masa. The usually intimate vibe he cultivates is replaced with an arena-ready anthem about being stripped of everything, and continuing on — even if it's just barely. Of the track, Michl said, "John Calvert and I started this song in London and I worked on lyrics for over a year. I can't even count how many times I rewrote it. After a session with Justin Tranter and Kennedi, I knew the direction the song should go. I almost let this song die a few times, but glad it finally came together." It's ironic that he almost killed a track that centers around the line "all I've got left is my pulse," but it's a good thing he didn't; "Pulse" shows a more electronic-influenced emotive path for the young artist, and it fits him well.