Mike Posner shares the true story behind “I Take A Pill In Ibiza”: Watch – EDM.com

“I’m into meditation and positive thinking, but my default mode is the opposite,” Mike Posner said of him in the opening moments Impulsive Debut.

In a new interview on Logan Paul’s flagship podcast, Posner recaps his accomplishments as he’s traversed across America and scaled Mount Everest while also pursuing a demanding professional music career.

Posner’s career as an artist was not without its stumbling blocks, however. Speak with EDM.com In November, he recalled that Avicii called him to work during one of the most uncertain times of his career. First he flew to Stockholm to meet the dance music legend in the studio and then joined him for a show in Ibiza. That experience set the stage for what would become one of Posner’s biggest hits.

“Unlike almost everyone in the music industry, he never cared if I was number one or number one million,” Posner said of Avicii. “During this period of time when I’m sitting at home with a blank calendar, he asked me to work.”

Posner told Paul he hit a mental rock bottom on his trip to Ibiza. Standing alone in the crowd at Avicii’s show, Posner had a lingering hope that someone in the crowd would acknowledge him with approval to lift his spirits. That moment finally came when a group of fans approached him and immediately offered him a pill. Though he didn’t know what the pill was, Posner was receptive but said he “felt like hell” the next morning.

Looking back on what he sees as a low point in his life, Posner said he finds it a bit ironic that Seeb’s uplifting pop remix of “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” became such a hit, given the heartbreaking lyrics underneath. Still, Posner looks back on all of this with a good attitude.

“People have happy times out of my sadness,” he said, laughing. “As artists, we try to take our pain, suffering and negativity and make something beautiful out of it.”

Check out the whole thing Impulsive interview below.

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