Mike Posner’s ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’ Didn’t Give Him a Comeback, He Didn’t Need One

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Since Mike Posner’s ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza‘ hit the number 1 spot in the UK, Norway and the Netherlands, I’ve been watching the view count on the video for the track. Views that quickly topped over 25 million earlier today.

And I’ve been reading articles that talk about Mike Posner having ‘a comeback’ with the latest single. Because you know what it’s like in the music industry, especially when it comes to writers that cover the scene — fabrication and fiction is often more acceptable and interesting than the truth.

In fact, Posner didn’t disappear from sight when it comes to making music, nor did he even stop making it at all, so a ‘comeback’ wasn’t even really possible. And, if you follow music or Posner even slightly, you would know that.

That’s because, in the five years since his three big single hits, Posner has continued writing hit songs — for bands like Maroon 5 with ‘Sugar‘, and ‘Boyfriend’ for Justin Bieber, among others — and he also worked on new songs for himself. Some of which were released on a new EP in the middle of 2015.

And it’s one of those songs that has started this talk about Mike Posner’s comeback because, after ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’s‘ release last year, and its moderate success, it was then discovered by a Norwegian production duo called SeeB, who remixed it.

It’s that SeeB Explicit remix of ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza‘ that has catapulted Mike Posner back to the top of the singles charts in three European countries, and in the top 10 in quite a few more.

And it has also catapulted him back into the spotlight, where music writers fabricate non-existent ‘comebacks’ and talk about him like he used to be half dead. Neither of which are true at all.

But, if the success of ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza‘ isn’t a comeback for Mike Posner, what is it?

Nothing more than just a nice addition to the amazing work he has been doing for the last five years, and a new version of an already very cool song.

As for Mike Posner performing ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza‘, chances are you’re never going to hear him perform the SeeB version in its full glory as, according to Posner, it’s too fast for him to play live.

You will, however, get a slightly slowed down version at a live concert because he knows how much his fans love the SeeB version and, for a studio or TV appearance, the original acoustic version will be his version of choice.

You can watch and listen to them both below, as both have their unique charms. You can grab the Seeb remix version of the song on major digital music platforms now.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.