Avicii‘s family have announced a posthumous album on one year anniversary of Swedish DJ’s tragic passing
Tim Bergling known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. At the age of 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums. He rose to prominence in 2011 with his single “Levels“.
The Swedish Dj’s family revealed that a new album, titled ‘Tim’, after his real name Tim Bergling, will be released on 6th June. The first single with S.O.S, will drop on 10th April.
The last album Avicii released was 2015’s Stories, which featured hits like ‘Waiting For Love’ and ‘For A Better Day’.
Tim Bergling passed away at the age of 28, when he was found dead in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman on April 20, 2018. It was later confirmed he had taken his own life.
On Tim’s new album his family said, “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 DJ’s family decided to share the album with his fans on which he was working instead of keeping it locked away. His family announced that all proceeds from the album will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which will focus on supporting people and organizations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.
His family said,
“Tim wanted to make a difference.”
A video too came out of ‘The Story Behind The Album “Tim”’, which features interviews with Tim’s family and collaborators plus footage of him in the studio.
Tim’s family issued a statement, “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.”
“When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer.”
“He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight,” his family added.
“Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive,”
Avicii aka Tim’s fans have been paying homage to the star in a number of poignant ways after his tragic death. Many of his songs also took over the Spotify charts, with 10 of his songs quickly entering the global top 50.
In November 2018 Avicii was honoured at a memorial service in Stockholm, seven months after his death. Hundreds of fans gathered at the city’s Hedvig Eleonora Church to join his family in paying tribute to the late star.
These are the top hits of the EDM legend:
The album would have a collection of 16 songs out of which the single ‘SOS‘ would be released on April 10.
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