The success of yesterday fuels the hope of tomorrow for P.O.S. With 2012's landmark "We Don't Even Live Here" in the rearview mirror, it serves as only a reminder of what needs to be accomplished in his future. In need of a new kidney and in the midst of a collaborative album with Astronautalis, 2013 could potentially be one of his most crucial years.
"I'm OK," assures the emcee, "I'm in a good mood most of the time, but I definitely have this itch to keep moving on...I'm upset this all happened right now because I would love to be out there to support this record."
With artists such as Grieves and Astronautalis holding benefit concerts, the support from the local scene and label mates has been overwhelmingly generous. On this, P.O.S. said: "I feel like I have the best fans and live in the best city. Everything about how people responded have been incredibly overwhelmingly positive and have been huge for my general well-being.
After all "We Don't Even Live Here" served as both a commercial and critical highpoint in the musician's career, but it shines as a reminder of his momentum going into 2013. Fear not, Minnesota fans, as he says: "It's not about shows, it's about playing close to home so I can do my dialysis," but it leads such a high anticipation for his collaboration work with Astronautalis on the up and coming "The Four Fists" album. On the collaboration, he notes:
Slowly but surely. We are both incredibly busy and we're both in and out of town all of time--that's just what it is. We've had a handful of songs here and there for a long time and we're just going to polish them up and make a couple more to hopefully put it out soon, you know... hopefully sometime this year.
The album itself lends itself to such potential partially due to Astronautalis' success with 2011's "This is Our Science", but with the Sasquatch music festival coming up from May 24th-27th at The Gorge in Washington State the excitement is at an all-time high, sharing the festival with artist such as Macklemore, Mumford and Sons, Elvis Costello, The Lumineers, and many more.
"We Don't Even Live Here" currently has a Metacritic score of 76 and peaked at 47 on Billboard's "Top 200." On his success:
I'm just excited to have new music out. I tend to take a while with writing--it's just kind of my process--I was happy my fans hang out long enough to let me try new shit. I don't usually pay attention to numbers, but I was happy to see that it was selling... it's nice to know I have a fan base that's hanging with me through whatever direction I want to take music.
The entire Minnesota music community wishes him the best in his journey and light speed on his health.