Tim Bergling‘s family and team have confirmed that a new 16 track Avicii album entitled ‘Tim’ will be released this June with the first single ‘SOS’ being released next week on April 10th.
According to the album’s press release, Tim Bergling had nearly completed the project at the time of his death on April 20, 2018. He’d left behind enough text messages and notes on his work to allow his collaborators to carry the LP on in his name and “as close to his vision as possible.” – source
When you’re one of the most recognizable DJ’s and producers in the world, when you’ve sold millions of records, had billions of downloads and 11 billion streams, bested the globe’s biggest stages, and worked your way from upstart to celebrated icon, your life looks like a blockbuster movie — from the outside.
On the inside, Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, who is naturally shy, struggled with life on the road. Even as international chart toppers “LE7ELS” and “Wake Me Up” catapulted him to brighter stardom, he became an ever more elusive character of dance music myth. His announcement that he was retiring from touring in mid-2016 sent shock waves through the community, but the silver lining was a renewed conviction, inspired energy, and much more time to get back to what Avicii does best – create music.
“My new year’s resolution is to make the best damn album of my career,” he tweeted at the start of 2017. All proceeds from this album will go to a nonprofit charity aimed to help mental illness and prevent suicide which is run by Avicii’s family.
Carl Falk, a producer who has worked with Avicii in the past was tasked with working on this album after he passed away. He says:“I was trying to produce through someone else’s eyes and ears — someone who’s not here,” he said with vexed intensity, while sitting at his control board. “It was really hard not to criticize yourself the whole time. Would he like this? What would he have done?”
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