Michael Christmas is an easy guy to root for. The Boston native is lyrically sharp behind the mic, and has proven he has real skills through songs like “Michael Cera.” He hasn’t signed to a major label, and is still building his foundation independently. While his sophomore effort, What a Weird Day, will be released for free next week, fans have a chance to hear his album through music streaming services Google Play and Spotify. (You can still purchase it too on iTunes.)

The 18-track effort features Logic, Mac Miller, Krondon, D.R.A.M. and more. We’ve premiered “Where You Been” before, but there are other standouts like “Grab Her Hand” and “Think You Grown.” So far, the album has reached the top 25 on iTunes, which is a good thing.  You can also expect physical and vinyl releases soon.

Stream What a Weird Day below.