When Avicii passed in April of last year, a palpable hole was left in the heart of the electronic-music community. As a musician, producer, performer and all around trailblazing creative, it would be an understatement to say that Tim Bergling left us too soon.
Yet, a year after his death, with his absence still weighing heavy on dance music as a whole, the larger-than-life artist is being honored in the most appropriate way possible, as family, friends and collaborators have helped Avicii deliver his final album, ‘TIM‘.
It was apparent early on in his career that Avicii’s music was special. As he took inspiration from a wide array of styles and disciplines to create his unique synergy of sound, we’re overjoyed to find that his genre-defying vision survives with this latest offering. Bridging the gap between, pop, electronic, country and more, collaborators Aloe Blacc, A R I Z O N A, Imagine Dragons & Coldplay’s Chris Martin among many others have ensured this album to be a fantastical sonic journey front to back.
From vibrant, orchestral instrumentation and passionate vocals to vast, atmospheric soundscapes; between shrill melancholic lows and boisterous crescendos, we cant help but feel Avicii poured his heart and soul into TIM every step of the way. Novelist George Eliot once said “our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them,” – and with this final release, Avicii will undoubtedly live on as long as his music can be heard.
We’ll miss you always Tim.