• Mike explained the inspiration for the song:
"It was sort of a mystery pill. I was already under the influence of alcohol at the time.
I had written a song with
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 whisky 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 f*ck 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"