Friday, May 13, 2016

Song of the Week: "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" - Mike Posner

I was driving home last weekend when I heard this on the radio.  I'd heard it a few times before, but it hadn't stood out.  This time the first verse caught my ear:

I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older
But fuck it, it was something to do

That's just sharp lyrical story-telling, not to mention apparently being true.

The original version is a slow acoustic piece I don't entirely care for, but this remix I like.  But it's the video I really like this week.  It's a simple premise done well: guy takes a pill, sees his own head as a giant paper-mâche creation.  What would otherwise be a boring video set in a club becomes this creepy/funny stroll through a long night.      

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