The album mixes in ballads, up tempo R&B tunes, light jazz rock songs and blues innuendo, all accompanied by a nice piano sound and a great voice that burns, growls and caresses the melody with equal parts of tenderness and ferocity, such is the excellent delivery of "The Death of Me" composed by Barnes and Cox.
The song "The Ballad of Pleasurette" is of high drama in a French Cabaret style, mixing in equal doses of humour, with a real world, rock star party style tragedy. One of the high light songs of the album, co-composed with Mark Jordan is the opener "After You" setting the tone of voice for the complete CD, a heavy heartbeat rhythm with a passionate vocal line and lyrics that grab your ear.
Micah Barnes has assembled ten tracks that provide the listener with a joyful, easy to take album, while showcasing his songwriting and vocalizing skills to fine effect. His self titled album comes across as a biography of his life, a seemingly honest take on a period of life that he would appear to have lived fully and that inspired the music and lyrics for Micah Barnes.