Today is a bittersweet day. We’re closing in on nearly one year since the passing of the beloved Tim Bergling, aka Avicii. In celebration of his life, we’ll be getting one last Avicii album TIM with the lead single “SOS” Ft. Aloe Blacc having just arrived. The full album is due June 6.
“We were working on it and it was his best music in years, honestly. And I know because I [A&R’d] all of his albums,” he said at the time. “He was so inspired. He was so psyched. We had done a month of grinder sessions. We had to actually put end times on the sessions because Tim would just work for 16 hours straight, which was his nature. You had to pull him out. Like, ‘Tim, come on. Go to bed. Get some rest.’ It’s just a tragedy. We have this incredible, magical music.” – Geffen A&R Neil Jacobson via Variety
Close collaborators were able to finish the project Bergling had been working on. A statement revealed “When Tim Bergling passed away on April 20, 2018, he was close to completing a new album. He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music. The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.”
There’s a new video below documenting the story behind the album.
Proceeds from the album will be donated to the non-profit organization The Tim Bergling Foundation in support of suicide prevention.