The Grammy-nominated singer (“I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” “Cooler Than Me”) chronicles his journey across the country as well as his own personal path to enlightenment. “Walked across Ohio, took me 50 days / I talked to the stars, they were happy that I came,” he sings. “I don’t want your money, I am simply done / I just walked away, look what I’ve become.”
In March, Posner began his 9-month, 3,000-mile hike from Asbury Park, New Jersey, to Venice Beach, Calif. The song commemorates him reaching the halfway point of the country from Missouri into Kansas.
The accompanying music video was shot on day 26 of his Walk Across America in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.
In a statement, Ty praised his collaborator, who he first worked with in 2014. “I always love linking up with my bro Mike,” said Ty. “He’s one of the dopest in the game. He sang one of the interludes on my mixtape $ign Language a few years back so we were overdue to cook up again. Recently he pulled up to my studio and played me his new project. When I heard this song, I knew that this was the one. I love what he’s doing right now, walking across the country for a good cause & spreading a positive message. We need more of that in the world.”
In January, Posner dropped his third studio album A Real Good Kid. He plans to release more music as he crosses state lines on his Walk Across America.