Open Mike Eagle gets “Relatable” with new single: Stream

The single comes from his upcoming new project, What Happens Why I Try to Relax

Open Mike Eagle what happens when i try to relax oct 19
Open Mike Eagle, photo courtesy Kim Newmoney

    LA-based rapper/comedian Open Mike Eagle has released a new single today, “Relatable (peak OME)”, the first from his upcoming project, What Happens When I Try to Relax.

    Following up from the 2017 album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, OME’s new single is as complicated, lyrical, and inscrutable as many of his other ambitious works of “art rap.” In a press release, OME says of the track, “It’s too complicated for a quick explanation….It’s about expectations of form, anxiety, middle age and middle class. and that’s just the parts I know how to put into words a couple months after writing it.”

    What Happens When I Try to Relax will be released soon. Listen to “Relatable (peak OME)” below.


    Brick Body Kids Still Daydream was a breakout hit for Eagle, granting him a robust solo tour, including performances at the Adult Swim Festival and Pitchfork Festival this year. On the comedy front, Eagle has been working with Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Baron Vaughn on the upcoming Comedy Central show The New Negroes, a variety show that combines stand-up and music to investigate “perceptions of blackness.”

    Check out his upcoming tour schedule below.

    Open Mike Eagle 2018 Tour Dates:
    09/27 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House
    09/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
    10/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Adult Swim Festival
    10/19 – Den Haag, NL @ Paard
    10/20 – Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger Villa
    10/21 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
    10/22 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain
    10/23 – Prague, CZ @ Stings of Autumn Festival
    10/24 – Warszawa, PL @ Smolna 38
    10/25 – Barcelona, ES @ Arrte
    10/26 – Paris, FR @ Centre Culturel Hip Hop
    11/05 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
    11/06 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
    11/08 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
    11/12 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s On Newport
    11/13 – Tempe, AZ @ Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium
    11/16 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
    11/17 – Houston, TX @ The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston
    11/18 – Dallas, TX @ Dada DaLLAS
    11/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar