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Mike Posner Reveals Who Gave Him the Pill in Ibiza

Mike Posner Reveals Who Gave Him the Pill in Ibiza

On August 26, 2012, at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel, Mike Posner met some fans, took a pill in Ibiza at an Avicii concert, and a few years later he turned the experience into a single that went on to go 3x platinum in the U.S.

Mike shared this photo on his Instagram from the crowd at the show.

Several years later, the fan that gave him the pill at the Avicii show in Ibiza, reached out to Mike on Twitter and shared a photo of the both of them from that night. His name is Bren Dunne from Dublin, Ireland.

Bren Dunne meeting Mike Posner at Avicii concert in Ibiza
Bren Dunne meeting Mike Posner at Avicii concert at the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel in Ibiza, Spain on August 26, 2012.
Photo by Bren Dunne.

In 2015, Mike Posner released his hit single “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” The lyrics say “I took a pill in Ibiza / To show Avicii I was cool / And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older / But fuck it, it was something to do.”

While many believed that the song was about a hypothetical situation, Mike Posner described the situation as “sort of a mystery pill” that was given to him by a fan that recognized him at an Avicii show.

“It was sort of a mystery pill. I was already under the influence of alcohol at the time. I had written a song with Avicii that week in Sweden called “Stay With You” and he was playing in Ibiza so I said, ‘I will just go there with you,’ because I was already in Europe. I don’t have like a regular 9-5 job … so might as well go to Ibiza, right? I had never been there before. So I went.”

“We were at his show and I was drinking at the time. (I don’t drink anymore, but I wasn’t playing and I had no responsibilities except for enjoying myself so I was taking some vodka shots and probably some whiskey if I know myself.) And I just sort of moseyed out into the audience to watch Avicii spin from their point of view. I would go back and forth between the backstage and the VIP area and then where the actual kids were. And most people didn’t know who the fuck I was in Ibiza except for this one guy who recognized me. He was like, ‘Are you Mike Posner?’ and he was all excited. He holds up this little bag of pills and is like, ‘You want one?’ And drunk Mike Posner was like, ‘Fuck it, yeah.’ So I took one and I had never done that before, and I felt amazing. Then when I came down I felt ten years older…” – Mike Posner

After three years, the fan finally reached out to Posner to tell him “member that pill I gave you in Ibiza at Avicii?”


Here’s the Twitter conversation below:

“I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)”

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foE1mO2yM04