Our story begins in a Los Angeles mansion That aging artist Mike Posner is renting for the week. He's in L. A. to write songs for other, more famous artists We join him as his barber Tracy arrives at the mansion to give him a haircut
"What up doe Tracy? " "Hey Mike! Welcome back to L. A. ! How you doing? "
I guess I'm famous again Shave off the beard I think when we do it it's gon' take off a year Privacy for press The trade off is weird But really its my last chance to stave off the fear Of being famous again Got me back in L. A I sold my house here but I can't get away I got a session today with the singer Jessie J I'm renting this mansion where I'll stay Turn your head this way So how you want it cut? Well, I think that the green is played And to be honest, I've been feeling kinda off these days It's something happening inside me, I can feel the change These people want a fucking show? Okay Shave it all off! Hey, Mike are- are you okay? Are you sure? Just shave it all off! As your barber I gotta shoot you straight This isn't going to look good. You're making a mistake
And who are you to tell me that i'm wrong? (I'm just trying to be your friend and let you know) I never really liked you anyway (Mike thats not true. Take that back.) Just shave it all off You're just another girl now with a song (Really, chill out) And I'm just another sad man in L. A. (Don't say that. Come on.)
So how's Noelle doing anyways? T, we broke up in May Serious? I didn't know, are you okay? Yeah I'm okay What happened Didn't take that long to figure out it wasn't working She was sad, I was touring Wasn't worth it Thats tough. How'd you word it? Well i texted her tha You texted her? I know I'm a bad person But it all felt cursed when she would sit around and drink and shit You can't be rescued by a sinking ship Thats true So I pushed what i loved away (but why?) Some people can't take L. A. (that's a cop-out) I guess that I was one of 'em (that's bullshit) It's not bullshit I'm one of them (I think you messed up)
But who are you to tell me that I'm wrong She never really liked me anyway Just shave it all off She's just another girl now with a song And i'm just another sad man in L. A Okay Shave it all off
Okay, here goes Do you want the top a little longer? like maybe a number 1 or some- number 2? Just shave it all off
Okay you don't have to yell Someone's moody today Chill out, y'know? I'm really sorry, Tracy. I- I didn't mean to yell at you. I just Mike, I know you're under pressure Yeah But you should take it easy I know Hey, whats that on your dresser? Nothing, just a bottle of cologne Nah, next to that Hey, Tracy just leave it alone Okay, wheres your session at? Paramount on Santa Monica at 2 Meetin' blackbear for dinner in the valley when it's through Well your hair's done, look in the mirror Nah i don't need to. People who stare into mirrors are all see through Well, let me wipe the hair from ur face, it's all messy Its fine, I'm 'bout to shower, I got this session with Jessie