BY JAKE PAINE • MAY 13, 2019
Before the premiere of his new Comedy Central show alongside Baron Vaughn, featuring appearances and collaborations with Method Man, Phonte, MF DOOM, and others, Open Mike Eagle released his latest project, late 2018’s What Happens When I Try To Relax.
The six-song effort is another introspective journey into the Chicago, Illinois native’s mind, his vulnerabilities, opinions, pop culture minutia, and quirky sense of humor. From that release, “Microfiche” is a standout song. In what can seem like a stream of consciousness, the Project Blowed member unpacks so much about his life and the world around us all. In a new video, Mike partners with a band to perform the song in one single take. Today, he releases the “Hootenanny 1 Mic” video version of the song.