Will Mike Posner's new track 'Song About You' make it on its own?
'Song About You' reminds us a lot of a very popular track from Mike Posner called 'I Took a Pill in Ibiza' that came out in 2015
Mike Posner is back with a fresh new track titled 'Song About You' via Island Records and it is groovy, to say the least. The singer returns to his element, the one we love with bittersweet lyrics and melodic hip-hop beats. "It was good to make this song because of all the angst that was inside me. What do you do with that angst? I put it in a song. Then I don’t have to throw it on another human or on myself," he says about the journey that led to 'Song About You' and boy, do you feel the angst.
What is cleverly put into the single is the pain of heartache and upheaval of healing that doesn't typically sound like any of those things. Posner is the king of hiding emotions in plain sight - they are only there if you really pay attention to what he's saying. 'Song About You' reminds one a lot of a very popular track from Posner called 'I Took a Pill in Ibiza' that came out in 2015. Most people remember the song as a party hit, a track that every club you ever went to played for almost a year since its release. What most people don't know is that the club mix you heard wasn't really the actual song at all.
'I Took A Pill in Ibiza' was, in fact, an extremely soft, acoustic-based folk-pop song that Posner had sung about being under the influence and letting go. Although a gem of a track, the original song didn't really take off...but the remix was another story.
Norwegian duo SeeB decided that it needed "a new soundscape to be a hit" and the rest is history. The famous SeeB remix reached the top 10 of the charts in 27 countries, including number one in Belgium, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom. In the UK, the song remained at the top of the charts for four weeks.
It also achieved high chart positions in the United States, where it reached number one on both the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart and the Billboard Pop Songs chart, also peaking at number four on the main chart Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks! The song was also nominated for a Grammy Award. There was certainly no one cooler than Posner that year.
'Song About You' is his first track in two years after the success of 'I Took A Pill in Ibiza' and we can't help but wonder if this track would also meet the same fate, although the track is much more upbeat than the last - perhaps Mike's way of eliminating any need for newer soundscapes. While the last track was very Jason Mraz, this one does feel like a new spin on Posner's sound. He's much more confident in his tone, there is ease, emotions, and some pretty sick beats. Definitely worth a listen and in no need for a remix.
Listen to the track here: