On Dark Comedy opener “Dark Comedy Morning Show”, Open Mike Eagle voices a few complaints that seem like passing annoyances within the song, but as his record plays out they become recurring points of emphasis. His somber delivery is disarming—even at its most insidious bars—the message so as not to frighten away his morning show audience. Mix that with a video depicting two mascots going through a conflict of the heart and ego and we’re smiling, if not laughing, instead of questioning Mike’s mental state. You’ll be so caught in the plot, you’ll hardly notice Mike spending an excessive amount of headspace detailing the various tortures he’d like to perform on the Koch Brothers.
Open Mike Eagle’s Dark Comedy is out now on Mello Music Group.