Help­ing hands

MIKE may have em­barked upon the process of POST TRAU­MATIC by him­self, but he saw it through with the help of some key col­lab­o­ra­tors…

Kerrang! (UK) - - The Inside Track -

BLACK­BEAR (ABOUT YOU)

“I met Black­bear when we were mak­ing One More Light. I feel like I quickly un­der­stood him. He’s a com­plex per­son – he’s multi-di­men­sional and un­pre­dictable, and I love that about him. I re­ally wanted him to be a part of this al­bum.”

K.FLAY (MAKE IT UP AS I GO)

“We wrote this at the end of One More Light, but it wasn’t quite right. Months later, I came back to it and rewrote ev­ery­thing other than the cho­rus. K.flay is in­cred­i­ble – she’s so smart, con­fi­dent, an in­cred­i­ble writer, and a great per­former.”

CHINO MORENO & MA­CHINE GUN KELLY (LIFT OFF)

“I’ve known Chino for­ever. He’s been a friend for years. This song started off with the beat and my vo­cals, and then Ma­chine Gun Kelly did his verse. He’s a ton of fun and he was su­per-ex­cited when he heard Chino on there.”

GRAND­SON (RUN­NING FROM MY SHADOW)

“When I found Grand­son on­line I loved his mu­sic im­me­di­ately. I fol­lowed him on In­sta­gram and he Dmed me like, ‘I’m a big fan!’ It turned out we live 15 min­utes from each other, so we grabbed lunch and now he’s on the track. We’re hop­ing to do more…”

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