Track of the Week: Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner

This week’s track is Cooler Than Me by Mike Posner, off of the A Matter of Time mixtape. Somewhat unusual for a TOTW, I first heard this song off the radio, then found it again when it showed up on the Hype Machine’s popular charts.

It kicks off with an old school overdub sound over an electric guitar, but less than a minute a the modern electropop sound kicks in that carries it through the rest of the track. While the production is catchy on it’s own, it’s fairly minimal and Mike Posner’s scratchy voice and the fun / interesting / amusing lyrics give you something to sing along to. Espically amusing is the lines he borrows from Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain, which is quite apt given the overall story of the song.

You got designer shades
just to hide your face and
you wear them around like
you’re cooler than me.