Mike Posner created indubitably one of many most memorable tracks to reach out of 2016: ‘I Took A Pill In Ibiza’.
Nonetheless, despite having an upbeat melody, the song contains a grand deeper memoir within the lyrics, which is according to a exact-existence abilities of Posner’s.
Talking on the Impaulsive podcast, the singer printed this darker which methodology.
Sooner than the song used to be released, Posner described himself as a ‘one hit shock’.
Having enjoyed global success along with his first single ‘Cooler Than Me’, the following tracks he released did no longer ruin the identical traction.
Posner printed it used to be Avicii who persisted to mediate in him, and beef up him by technique of this tough duration, as he recalled: “When I was sitting at home with an empty calendar, he requested me to work on his album.”
So, he flew over to Sweden in a repeat to resurrect his profession.
Avicii used to be then build to play a pair of reveals in Ibiza, so Posner headed to the celebration islands.
He described the abilities as ‘the saddest negate ever’, as he used to be ‘having a gaze at all these folks having fun’, but he used to be ‘on my own’.
Then came the following day, as Posner defined: “Avicii came and done his remark. I was within the crew and – this used to be when I composed drank, I don’t drink anymore – I’m having a gaze at him on the stage and I was lawful pondering, ‘Man, I fed this up man, that used to be me, I wish it used to be composed me and it’s miles no longer’.
“Think in regards to the disappointment of this second. I’m lawful within the GA [General Admission] fed up at is remark by myself.
“I hoped any individual would recognise me to manufacture me in actual fact feel factual.”
Necessary to his shock, a pair of men recognised him and provided him a pill, assumed to be MDMA; after taking it, he recalled being ‘up all evening’.
Posner persisted: “I woke up the following day and I felt fancy hell. So, that song is about that darkness and that low in my existence.
“The limitless irony of it’s that these guys remixed this coronary heart-breaking song and made it into a club banger.”
Evidently deciding on to replicate positively on the scenario, Posner added: “On the opposite hand, I’m able to kinda zoom out and put rose-coloured glasses on and glance folks are having a factual time to my disappointment.
“As artists we are trying to preserve our struggling, our anguish, our negativity, and manufacture one thing titillating out of it.”