With his smooth, upper-range vocals, Mike Posner sounds akin to Justin Timberlakeâ€” that is if JT didnâ€™t have Timbaland as a producer. This is not to say, however, that the 22-year-oldâ€™s debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, is lacking in any way.Â Quite the contrary, as the album is everything that an electro-pop album should be: danceable, accessible and fun. Â The singer/songwriter/producer showcases a youthful swag and solid production on his first full-length project.
31 Minutes features a lot of talk of hipsterisms, cheating girlfriends, confidence in the bedroom (â€œI ainâ€™t even gotta say shit / to make you feel alrightâ€) and naturally, figuring out a way to balance it all. Nevertheless, it’s still a fun album to sync to the iPod.
I would highly recommend checking out â€œCooler Than Me,â€ â€œBow Chicka Wow Wow,â€ and the head-bobbing number â€œDÃ©jÃ Vu,” which features the singers from Boyz II Men.