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8 Apr

IN THE MOOD FOR MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE (MIKE POSNER)

The first time I heard the song “I took a pill in Ibiza” I loved it and needed to hear it again and learn more about it. Mike Posner’s song is based on a low point in his career when he was writing for others and feeling very needy for more fame, more money, jealous about others’ successes. He attended a performance of a peer and was recognized by some other attendees who invited him to party hard with them. I don’t know why I am so surprised by this, he is a songwriter duh, but he was extremely eloquent in his explanation that he in no way condones drug use or hard partying. He merely wanted to write about what happened to him during an isolated incident when he was feeling low. Music is so powerful. Who can’t relate to having low moments? As parents (for me of teenagers) we do think about how to give our kids the tools to handle low moments well. Mike said that he handled this moment poorly and he felt horrible about it and literally for it. This is just a song with a great beat about a bad moment by someone experienced in his craft. But there’s a bigger message. Regret and nostalgia are current themes with his music, expect more. For Mike’s full and interesting Bio (he wrote his first hit while at Duke and is from Detroit) click Here. This is from it “I used to think my imperfections were flaws, but now I know they’re actually my greatest strengths. I still just feel like a kid from Michigan who is really, really blessed. I’m not perfect. I don’t have an entourage. I don’t wear gold chains. I drive a Chevy (he now drives a 2014 Porsche Cayman). I just feel normal, like somebody pulled me out of the crowd and put me on stage. But at the same time, I’m accomplishing what I always dreamed of doing. People see me and think, ‘If that guy is achieving his dreams, then I can, too.’” May 6th his second studio album “At night, Alone” will be released. For upcoming shows click Here.

Turn up the volume, here it is…

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