Mike Finley and Inner Ear Media go back a long way, back to the days when Myspace was all the rage and when the millennium bug was only a recent memory. Throughout the 2000s, Mike Finley released two EPs (“Mike Finley” EP / “The Way We Are” EP) that are highly unrecognized by a popular audience. This is a shame as the songs are clearly well written and very relatable. His song Love was picked up and re-recorded by Chris Tomlin for his critically acclaimed album “Hello Love” which went on to do really well but since those days things have been relatively quiet when it comes to mr. Finley’s music.
Last night exciting news reached my ears as Mike announced he is gearing up to record a new album, “New Day”. The proper recording of an album is no easy task and certainly not a cheap one. Therefore Mike asks for your assistance. He started a Kickstarter campaign where you can help him out and help him realize his dream. I’ve known Mike for nearly 15 years and I’ve been a fan of his music for the same length of time. Convinced that I am not the only one who enjoys his pop/rock goodness I would urge you to take my word for it and back this young man in his endeavor to blow your minds with a brand spankin’ new album. If you decide not to take my word for it, please visit Mike’s Kickstarter page and watch the video, listen to some of his old songs on the web and come to the conclusion I was right all along 😉
To give you an idea, Mike is a pop/rock singer-songwriter in the vain of Howie Day, Matt Nathanson, Matthew Mayfield, Graham Colton and the likes. He’s also influenced by mid-90s and early 2000s pop/rock outfits like Gin Blossoms, Goo Goo Dolls, Neve and Lifehouse. He meshes all this together and it results in songs that have a warm feeling of familiarity while his vocals make them undeniably Mike Finley songs.