Avicii's New Song “SOS” Arrives, featuring Aloe Blacc
- Last week, Swedish DJ Avicii’s family announced that they would pay tribute to their late son by releasing a posthumous album of his music. The album "Tim" is set to be released in June 2019.
The first single from the album, “SOS” arrived on April 10th. The song features American singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc, who is better known as a vocalist for Avicii’s breakthrough hit, “Wake Me Up”.
The track was almost finished at the time of his death. Co-producers Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark have completed the song.
“He had a completely different way of playing piano and keyboard,” Albin Nedler says. “As a result his fingers would sometimes strike an unusual key, which added to his unique sound. Tim’s fingerprints are literally across the entirety of ‘SOS.'”
“I feel like ‘SOS’ was a song that was probably ahead of its time,” he explains. “[Avicii] wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles and I think it’s a really important topic to approach and to share, especially with his visibility and his access to ears and hearts. To give people the words to be able to say ‘I need help.'”
Last month, Avicii’s family launched a mental illness and suicide prevention foundation, named after the late DJ, the Tim Bergling Foundation. The foundation works internationally and aims to educate people and business on the issues surrounding suicide and mental health. The foundation also works to tackle climate change, manage business development, and conserve endangered species.
“Tim wanted to make a difference,” the statement concludes. “Starting a foundation in his name is our way to honor his memory and continue to act in his spirit.”
Tim Bergling died on April 20, 2018 near Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28.
- source : Variety