This song got a hold of my heart and soul this morning.
Remember when Mike Posner first hit the music scene? He had a full grown beard and made some pretty douchey music (ie. Cooler Than Me, Bow Chica Wow Wow). In 2016, the now clean-shaved Posner took some time to look in the mirror, and unfortunately, he didn’t like what he saw…
What Mike saw in the mirror was a washed-up pop star that did drugs and couldn’t keep a steady relationship. This is the sad reality of many of our favorite pop stars today. We are misled into thinking that just because they are in the biggest yachts and shown taking pictures with the hottest girls that they are happy; but that’s not always the case. I’m proud of Posner, because on this song, he admits it isn’t all fun and games living his life of supposed lavish, and through a stripped down instrumental and numbing vocals, he lets us know he isn’t bulls**ting with his message either.
With stars like Demi Lovato and Lamar Odom publicly dealing with ongoing fights with substance abuse, it’s scary to know how many are hiding their issues in the closet. At one point, this whole fad/faze/trend of doing drugs has to end. At one point, I pray it becomes cool again to denounce drug-usage and tell success stories of overcoming addiction and Opioid use. At one point, I pray that songs like “I Took a Pill In Ibiza” will have a longer-lasting effect than “Mask Off.”
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