Single: Relatable (peak OME)
Artist: Open Mike Eagle
Description: Open Mike Eagle has released a new advance single, “Relatable (peak OME)”, from upcoming album What Happens When I Try to Relax. Lyrically, Eagle is sharp as ever, taking listeners through the thought process of keeping up appearances amongst the myriad hats he wears as a rapper, comedian, family man, neighbor and human being. There are anxieties, clarities – stumbling blocks, successes. Nedarb Nagrom provides the platform with a beat that matches the emotional whiplash of the song. One moment, the synths dredge up a sense of unease. The next, Jordan Katz shows up with a comforting muted trumpet solo. “Relatable (peak OME)” acknowledges the weight of the struggles bearing down, but Eagle balances the dark and the light gracefully.
Sounds Like: Yoni Wolf, Serengeti
Reviewer’s Name: Nick Kivi
Date of Review: October 3rd, 2018