Mike's Dead Drops Provocative new Single, "Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)"

Mike's Dead Drops Provocative new Single, "Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The seductive new track debuts as the disruptor continues on the GodMode Tour with In This Moment, Kim Dracula and I See Stars. 


Genre-smashing firebrand Mike's Dead has followed his emphatic start on the year with the confrontational single "War" with yet another compelling entry. This time exploring the opposite end of the emotional spectrum, though with no less heft, Mike's Dead indulges a much more provocative angle with his latest submission "Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)".

The indulgent, rock-intensive cut allows Mike's Dead to further explore his heavier songwriting sensibilities and lean into a seductive slant that makes for a captivating effort. 

Speaking of the new single, Mike explained how his latest cut presents the most complete version of himself creatively thus far. "Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me) is just raw, aggressive sexual energy. Lately, I feel like each release grows in power and ambition and Bestrafe Mich is probably one of the most "Mike's Dead" songs I've ever released."



Mike further explained how the track developed organically as an initial idea began to snowball. "I have to be honest I didn't set out with the intention of writing a song like this; Bestrafe Mich started in my notes on my phone. I think I was driving and I remember thinking "punish me would be a really sick song name" and then googled the German translation for it. Weeks later I was working w/ my friend Jonathan who co-produced this with me, and everything just clicked. I wrote that pre chorus "I want you nails under my skin" part in maybe 3 minutes.

It was one of those songs that just flowed out instantly and I think that translates to being a phenomenal end product. Insanely excited for people to hear this one (especially live) and get weird."

The tantalizing single lands as Mike's Dead continues on the GodMode Tour supporting In This Moment, Kim Dracula and I See Stars. Additionally, Mike's Dead is set to join Motionless In White for a run of supporting dates, along with confirmed appearances at Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life and Aftershock Festival all this year. 

Stream "Bestrafe Mich (Punish Me)" from Mike's Dead via Hopeless Records - HERE


May 3 – Lodestar Events Center – Lubbock, TX*
May 4 – Whitewater Amphitheatre – New Braunfels, TX*
May 5 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX*
May 7 – Orpheum Theater – New Orleans, LA
May 9 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
May 10 – Welcome to Rockville – Daytona Beach, FL#
May 11 – Ovens Auditorium – Charlotte, NC
May 13 – The National – Richmond, VA
May 14 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
May 16 – Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, WV
May 17 – Erie Insurance Arena – Erie, PA
May 18 – Sonic Temple – Columbus, OH#
May 20 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
May 21 – Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TN
May 23 – The Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ
May 24 – Landmark Theatre – Syracuse, NY
May 25 – Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA

* with Motionless In White



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