Posthumous Avicii Album 'Tim' Announced
The first single titled "S.O.S." will arrive next week
Published Apr 05, 2019A posthumous Avicii album has been announced, featuring music that the producer was at work on in the months prior to his death.
The New York Times reports that the effort is titled Tim and is set to arrive in June. Tim, which will be Avicii's third full-length album, is said to musically draw from "psychedelia, Arabian music, sounds of the Caribbean and more."
The first single is titled "S.O.S" and slated to arrive next week on April 10.
Producers and collaborators including Carl Falk, Albin Nedler, and Kristoffer Fogelmark used detailed notes Avicii had left about the music to complete the songs, most of which "were 75 to 80 percent done" by the time of the producer's death. The producer's "Heaven" collaboration with Coldplay's Chris Martin, which leaked online last year, is set to be included in the tracklist.
The Times paints Tim as "a cohesive and striking leap ahead for a musician already known as one of the most impactful innovators in electronic pop of the last decade."
Falk added, "This was a different Tim. A Tim that wanted to say something."
You can read the entire Times piece, which includes an interview with Avicii's father, here.
The producer's family also announced the formation of a charity named the Tim Bergling Foundation, which will support groups involved with mental health and suicide prevention.
Avicii died last April in Muscat, Oman. He was 28.