Hot on heels after his latest releases “Lipstick”, “W Hotel” and “One Night“, Like Mike reveals his debut album “Pain, Love, & What Comes After“
The album is a collection of songs that were written over the past decade, describing different chapters of Like Mike’s life as an internationally renowned artist touring the globe: the ups, the downs, and everything in between leading up to the moment the world shut down.
Pain, Love, & What Comes After is a heavy hitting album with features like Smokepurpp, Blueface, Wifisfuneral, and rap superstar Lil Baby. The 15-track body of work flows cohesively between songs, with peaks and valleys that craft a pensive story of pain, love, and everything in between.
His releases ‘One Night’ with Mr Eazi, ‘W Hotel’ with renowned rappers Smokepurpp and Blueface, and finally ‘Lipstick’ with S3nsi Molly and Jodi Couture; Like Mike provided ample insight as to what listeners could expect from the album.
Making a splash with this striking assortment of key collaborators, Like Mike embarks on this path with intention and poise. “I’m not trying to control life anymore,” Mike explains. “I’m trying to experience it. I’m trying to be present. This album is me being present through so many ups and downs and creating through my experiences.”
This project grew from his need to dig deeper into the sounds of his early years and young adulthood, a blend of genres that were the soundtrack to his life. Like Mike’s younger years were in a period during which he was exploring his musical creativity. Singing and songwriting were the first steps into his musical career. “Music has always guided me through life,” he says. “Any moment can be intensified through music: moods can be changed, stories can be told, feelings become timeless, and memories can be solidified.”
Over his huge career, Like Mike has achieved a staggering number of career highs and secured #1 singles in a multitude of countries. His 2016 single ‘The Hum’ went platinum and a collaboration in 2017 with Ne-Yo on ‘Higher Place’ secured the #1 Billboard Dance position.