Mike Posner Says He Recorded Unused Vocals For Avicii's 'Levels'


If you're 35 years of age or youthful, little doubt you've heard Avicii's "Levels." The fashionable digital basic famously samples Etta James' highly effective vocals from her 1962 R&B hit "Something's Got A Hold Of Me." It's a part of what makes Avicii's easy melody so iconic, but when issues had gone slightly otherwise, we'd all be singing Mike Posner in our heads proper now.

The Detroit singer-songwriter famously references Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, within the lyrics of his 2016 hit "I Took A Pill In Ibiza." Now, Posner has opened up about his relationship with the late dance trailblazer in a latest radio interview with New York's Alt 92.three.

"Tim all the time preferred my stuff and my writing," he says, "So he would all the time -- each 6 months or so -- ship me some tracks he was engaged on, and ask me to jot down to them. He really despatched me 'Levels.'

Posner goes on to clarify that he recorded "like six toplines" as a result of he "couldn't get them proper."

"They weren't that good, that's why he didn't use them," he jokes. "I imply, they had been good however not, like, the factor, which is...90 % of what I do is simply not useable."

Avicii was 28 when he left behind a legacy of hits and uplifting melodies.