I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool…

That opening line of Mike Posner‘s track “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” has always left much to the imagination. Now, the artist is opening up about his work with the late producer, particularly on his most widely recognized track, “Levels.”

In a recent radio interview with New York’s ALT 92.3, here’s what he had to say…

“Tim always liked my stuff and my writing. So he would always — every 6 months or so — send me some tracks he was working on, and ask me to write to them. He actually sent me ‘Levels.'”

Posner says he recorded “like six toplines,” because he “couldn’t get them right.”

“They weren’t that good, that’s why he didn’t use them. I mean, they were good but not, like, the thing, which is… 90 percent of what I do is just not useable.”

“Levels” would have sounded a whole lot different if Mike Posner was in on it, but it just wasn’t meant to be. We wouldn’t have this iconic song any other way. Listen again right here!

Avicii – Levels