It’s been four years since Sebastian Mikael released his debut album, Speechless. He dropped a few tracks this summer but today he’s back with a proper release titled I C U U C ME.
Spearheaded by producer Frankie Leroux, the six-track EP, which includes no features, is part one to a series of projects from Mikael. The singer explains in a special DJ Booth feature that I C U U C ME, which was named after a shelved clothing line, is dedicated to a friend who passed away last year.
Along with tributing his friend, the new project was also meant to showcase his growth as an artist. “I have been through a lot these past four years, which has inspired my comeback,” he said. “During that time I’ve really been living life and feeling things. When I say ‘feeling things,’ I mean I’ve allowed myself to go through the normal emotions that most people try to steer away from. Everything I went through—my relationship, losing my best friend, dealing with addiction—has served as a muse to a lot of my new music. Music has always been my vice and like therapy for me. It’s like my outlet to be able to say things that I’ve always wanted to say and needed to say, that I might not have been strong enough to talk about with people. So the four years that I was away, I really honed in on this project, this style of music, and this sound.”
A part of his I C U U C ME release, Mikael dropped an accompanying retro-style visual for “Mission.” Check it out below.
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