Detroit singer/songwriter Mike Posner returns after an extended period out of the spotlight with his first collection of new material since his 2010 debut 31 Minutes to Take Off. Where that album showcased Posner' bright rap- and R&B-infused sound, 2016's The Truth EP finds the Duke graduate moving in a more introspective, folk- and indie pop-influenced direction. While there has always been a reflective core to much of Posner's work, with The Truth he digs deep into a largely acoustic state of self-reflection, deconstructing his heretofore swaggering image with stark honesty. Thankfully, he hasn't lost any of his lyrical pop sensibilities in the process and cuts like "I Took a Pill in Ibiza," "Buried in Detroit," and "Be as You Are," while imbued with a sometimes painful candor, remain as catchy as ever.
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar