Open Mike Eagle brings daydreams to the Independent

Open Mike Eagle is always the man with a story: His successful 2014 project Dark Comedy embraced and wrestled amongst the trials, tribulations, and musings of a premature midlife crisis, injecting his own humorous observations into uncomfortable truths for listeners to chew on. His latest record, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, on the other hand, drips with a poignancy reflective of recent times. Emotional, but not without the wit, Mike tells the story of a kid from the Robert Taylor Homes, a South Side Chicago project that has been dismantled and repurposed for a new community unlike the one that [...]

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