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Welcome to Mike Posner Hits, the Official Fansite for American Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, rapper, poet, and record producer, Mike Posner. You may know him from his chart-topping hits like "Cooler Than Me," "Please Don't Go," "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" (feat. Lil Wayne), and "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" (Seeb Remix). You may also know him as a member of the alternative hip-hop and R&B duo Mansionz with Blackbear. The fansite aims to provide you with all the latest news, photos, videos, and much more on Mike Posner and Mansionz. Thank you for visiting!

Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” Previews A Completely New Sound

Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” Previews A Completely New Sound

Mike Posner officially released his NEW SONG “I Took A Pill In Ibiza”!

Now that I’ve heard the studio version, I can definitely hear an Americana sound – country, folk, and blues influences. I love this song, and I’m happy that he’s chosen to release it first! Stay tuned for an iTunes release announcement.

Check out The Huffington Post interview with Mike Posner, hear the premiere of his new song “I Took A Pill In Ibiza,” and view the song lyrics below!

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza

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Mike Posner seemed to disappear from the pop music world after his hit single “Cooler Than Me” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2010. It appeared on his first album, 31 Minutes To Takeoff, a coolly-received electro-pop collection that even now sounds outdated. After that, he took a step away from the spotlight, working on tracks for other artists like Justin Bieber, Big Sean and most recently, Maroon 5. But Posner also spent time trying to figure out what he wanted to say as an artist. He finished two entire albums on RCA records that will probably never be released, switched labels to Island Records and discovered a completely different, stripped-down sound.

In his first new song, “I Took A Pill In Ibiza,” premiering below, Posner trades dance music production for an acoustic guitar, and begins to tell his truth. The first line puts his “Cooler Than Me”-era image through a funhouse mirror: “I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool.”

When asked if he’s referencing an actual trip to Ibiza or just a metaphor for life as a pop star, Posner said it’s all true. “I told that story in the way I wanted to in the song,” he told The Huffington Post on a recent phone call from his Los Angeles studio. According to Posner, his new music, which will be released on an untitled album later this year, shows the ways in which he’s matured since releasing “Cooler Than Me.”

“It’s not the job of the art to accommodate me and make me more money, make me more famous and get me more girls,” he said. “I think I was in that mindset after “Cooler Than Me” came out. I started getting some of those things, and I thought, ‘How about if I get more?’ I think for a period of time I did think art was there to serve me, but it took me a minute to reset.”

Posner acknowledges his persona as a pseudo one-hit wonder in another wrenching line halfway through “Ibiza.” “I’m just a singer who already blew his shot / I get along with old timers ’cause my name’s a reminder of a pop song people forgot.” And that’s actually how Posner viewed himself for a while.

“The irony of that line is that those lines have sort of earned me another shot, it seems,” he said. “You’re putting this song on your big website and you’re interviewing me right now about it. If a song about blowing your shot becomes popular, that’s really funny.”

HuffingtonPost.com


Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJf0p4yQek
Written by Mike Posner.
Produced by Mike Posner and Martin Terefe.

Lyrics: Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza

Fun Fact: Regarding Mike Posner hanging out with Avicii in Ibiza. It’s true and I do recall that night, because I remember Mike mentioning it on Twitter & Instagram in late August 2012. Avicii was spinning at an event in Ibiza and he may have played their track “Stay With You” for the crowd, but I’m not 100% positive. However, I do remember that song was a part of Avicii’s setlist in Summer 2012.