Mike Bass’s ‘Confronting Us’ A Harmonious Odyssey Through Heartfelt Goodbyes

In the evocative realm of Mike Bass’s musical creation, “Confronting Us” emerges as a poignant anthem, painting a vivid emotional landscape with every strum of the guitar. Hailing from Lansing, Michigan, Mike Bass, not to be confused with the fish, crafts a sonic experience that transcends genres, fusing folk, Americana, indie-folk, and guitar percussion. As a bilingual artist, he adds an extra layer of depth by seamlessly incorporating both English and Japanese into his lyrical tapestry.


The latest addition to his repertoire, “Confronting Us,” navigates the delicate precipice of a relationship nearing its end. Bass skillfully captures the unspoken tension that precedes a breakup, where both parties sense the inevitable yet grapple with the unspoken question: when will they muster the courage to confront the unraveling truth? Co-produced by Mike Bass, Alara, and Steven LaFashia, “Confronting Us” is part of the Branches EP, an exploration that marks a departure into the dream pop genre. This stylistic shift showcases Bass’s versatility and willingness to explore new musical horizons. Recorded at Retro City Studios in Philadelphia, PA, the EP is a three-part narrative, with “Confronting Us” leading the listener through the tumultuous moments before a breakup.

The song serves as a poignant introduction to the EP’s overarching story, capturing the essence of a relationship teetering on the edge of closure. The lyrics mirror the shared acknowledgment of growing apart, setting the stage for the introspection and renewal that will unfold in subsequent tracks. “Confronting Us” is a harmonious odyssey that resonates with listeners on a deeply emotional level. With dreamy melodies and introspective lyrics, Mike Bass invites us to embark on a musical journey where heartfelt goodbyes unfold in every strum, creating an immersive experience that transcends language and connects with the universal themes of love, loss, and renewal.

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