Hard-hitting and darkly charismatic Los Angeles-based singer, rapper and producer, Mike’s Dead, has finally given his ever expanding, 1 million-strong fanbase, a long awaited taste of new music today with the release of brand new single “SICK” (listen here) and it’s accompanying music video.
The new song is his first in over 4 months – an unusually long time for the prolific artist and his rabid fans to wait between releases – and marks a sonic shift that sees him embrace the influences of the nu-metal and hard rock he grew up on (Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit, Korn and Linkin Park). “SICK” is the lead single from his upcoming ‘Revenge EP’, which will be self-released in April.
Speaking on his latest track and his upcoming EP, Mike’s Dead shares
“I’m so excited to finally release all this rock s**t. We’ve been working on this EP for 8-9 months now and I think the fans are gunna love it. I wrote “SICK” about all the fake friends in LA & the industry which is a primary narrative throughout the ‘Revenge EP’. I think a lot of people will be able to relate since there’s been so much chaos & bullshit this year… we’re all sick of something at this point”
Combining elements of legendary nu-metal/ hard rock groups such as Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails, Limp Bizkit & Korn with modern trap and electronic elements, American singer & producer, Mike’s Dead, has paved his own lane as a multifaceted artist. Launching his brand in June of 2018, he quickly amassed over 1 million followers across social platforms leading him to over 15 million independent streams on his music in his first two years.
Growing up just outside of Washington D.C., he dropped out of college and at the age of 20, moved to Los Angeles to study audio engineering and music production. After years of relentless studio work, he crafted his unique sound; blending elements of hard rock with crushing bass lines and elaborate synth work. Vocally, he combines hard rap lyrics matched with raw emotion and ghostly melodies. With successful headlining tours under his belt and a “cult-like” fanbase at his side, we see an exciting future for Mike as he rolls out his new sound & inevitably his first album in 2021.