Avicii's Final Farewell

Following his tragic suicide, Avicii's posthumous album is released just a year later, and does justice to his incredible talent.

Door Smaël Bouaici | Video van de dag | 9 juni 2019
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One year after his suicide, here we already have a posthumous album for EDM superstar Avicii, who was putting the finishing touches on it before tragically deciding to end his life near Muscat, Oman on April 20th, 2018. Wrung out from 800 dates in 6 years, alcohol was the only means he could find to manage his incredible global overexposure. While three quarters of the compositions were completed during his lifetime according to his family, it was friend and producer Carl Falk who finalized the album in Stockholm over the last few months. A first single with an evocative title, SOS, had fans salivating over a production with Caribbean touches, and with Aloe Blacc on the microphone: the voice that had launched Avicii's first studio album, True, with the hit Wake Me Up.

But Tim is full of potential hits. The album features Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons on Heart Upon My Sleeve, Chris Martin from Coldplay on Heaven, as well as a big Swedish contingent, with producer Kristoffer Fogelmark aka Bonn, and beatmaker duo Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir, who all form 12 farewell tracks to the prolific Avicii. All profits generated by the album will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, created by his family and dedicated to suicide prevention.





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