Final Tribute! Late DJ Avicii’s Family To Release Posthumous Album

Final Tribute! Late DJ Avicii’s To Family Release Posthumous Album
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Apr. 6 2019, Updated 10:07 p.m. ET

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The family of late DJ Avicii are set to release a posthumous album in tribute to him.

The celebrated Swedish artist – real name Tim Bergling – died April 20, 2018, in Oman after tragically taking his own life.

He had suffered from drug abuse, depression and stress, leading up to his death aged only 28.

DJ Avicii was close to finishing his third album before he died.

And his family report he left behind “a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music”.

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Executives from Bergling’s label, Universal Music, asked his regular collaborators rather than invite superstar names to be part of the project.

The highest-profile musician on the album, Chris Martin of Coldplay, had worked with Bergling and was invited to sing on a song named Heaven.

The new album is described as exploring “psychedelia, Arabian music, sounds of the Caribbean and more”.

Bergling’s publisher, Johnny Tennander of Sony/ATV, said the lyrics showed his growth as a writer: “The album felt coherent and personal.”

Following his suicide his family set-up the Tim Bergling Foundation to support mental health and suicide prevention.

Soul singer Aloe Blacc will sing on the first single ‘SOS’ that will be debut on April 10.

The full album will be released by Universal on 6 June.

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