Mike Power is a singer-songwriter and a veteran of New York City’s underground music scene. His old-school aesthetic is a delight to be a part of. His new album, Compulsions is evocative in a universal way. With hearty acoustics, the artist tells beautiful stories about all things inevitable. Mike Power opens the album with Crack of Dawn, an instrumental that brims and beams with the potential of the day.

Acoustics strings are such a special way of bringing out the flavors of dawn. Its elegant narrative preserves the delicate balance of that time of day. Power’s simple flow is unassuming and eternal as they dwindle into being with a profound warmth. With subtle accents of harmony, the track dutifully catalogs the moments leading up to dawn. The uninterrupted flow belongs to time as it forms continuous loops like the earth does around the sun; a predestined sound. And maybe that’s why this intricate melody feels familiar. Because it belongs to all of us. It belongs to the world.

The artist has played on stages of beloved lost venues such as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart survivors like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End. He has also played as a bassist with several bands. He released his first solo album, Observations in 2020. The album explores nostalgia through the lenses of love, freedom, and other emotions.

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Listen to The Crack of Dawn by Mike Power here –