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Avicii family to release posthumous album in June

By | Published on Monday 8 April 2019


Avicii’s posthumous final album is set for release in June, it has been announced. Titled ‘Tim’ – Avicii’s real name being Tim Bergling – the album has been completed by producers and songwriters Carl Falk, Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark.

“I was trying to produce through someone else’s eyes and ears – someone who’s not here”, Falk tells the New York Times. “It was really hard not to criticise yourself the whole time. Would he like this? What would he have done?”

“Now, when I listen, I hear a lonely person with a lot of big emotions that he didn’t have enough people to talk to about”, Falk continues. “I feel this music was his way of getting some of that out. That makes this a really important record. Whatever Tim wanted to say is here”.

In a statement, Avicii’s family says: “When Tim Bergling passed away on 20 Apr 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”.

They go on: “Since Tim’s passing, the family decided not to keep the music locked away – instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world”.

Profits from the album will be donated to the Tim Bergling Foundation for its work on mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The first single, ‘SOS’, is set for release this Wednesday, 10 Apr.

Watch a video going behind the scenes of the making of ‘Tim’ here: