Avicii Premieres New Song “Tough Love” featuring Agnes, Vargas & Lagola
- From Swedish DJ Avicii’s posthumous album “Tim”, a new song “Tough Love” was released on May 13, 2019.
The track was finished by frequent collaborators Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir, aka Vargas & Lagola, who also worked with Avicii on “Silhouettes” and “Hey Brother.”
The song is the second single off following "SOS". Featuring Swedish singer Agnes.
“This one needs to be a duet,” Avicii wrote in his notes. “Coolest thing would be a real couple. Or a couple that have worked together enough to be almost considered a couple.”
The track was 80% finished at the time of Avicii’s death in April 2018. Avicii was exploring sounds from northwest India.
“Oddly enough, the Indian influences fit perfectly into a song we were working on, something that was so typical of Tim…He was a melodic genius,” Vincent Pontare said.
He added, “Tim [Avicii] was extremely particular about vocal sounds and phrasing. He always heard the finished result in his head, and then in the studio, he coached guest singers on how to produce what he was hearing.”
The posthumous album “Tim” is set to be released on June 6, 2019.
A biography of Avicii’s life will be released next year. The book will be written by Måns Mosesson – an award-winning journalist from Sweden. The writer has won awards such as the Prix Italia and the Stora Journalistpriset. Albert Bonniers Förlag, a Swedish publishing house, will publish the book.
All proceeds will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation – a charity being launched by Bergling’s parents to help others struggling with mental health. The late DJ’s family said the foundation will “initially focus on supporting people and organisations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.” It will aim to look into supporting climate change activism, nature conservation and endangered species.”
- source : Rolling Stone