A year after his death, he appeared Wednesday on new work by Avicii. The single SOS is an album advance that was finished by the next of kin of the world-famous Swedish dj. So ends up Avicii in a list of artists after their death new songs launch.
For about ten days, it is one year ago that Avicii at the age of 28 from the life stepped. The Swedish dj and producer, born Tim Bergling, was on april 20, 2018 recovered in a hotel room …
For about ten days, it is one year ago that Avicii at the age of 28 from the life stepped. The Swedish dj and producer, born Tim Bergling, was on april 20, 2018 recovered in a hotel room in Oman. At that time he had almost a new album ready. “Tim left notes behind about those unfinished songs’, says father Klas Bergling. ‘His mother and I decided that the music released for his fans.’
Avicii’s friends were working the album now. “The evening on which he arrived in Oman, let Tim us via Skype the rough version of the album to hear. That was our last conversation. Two months later, we asked ourselves how we could give him as good as possible to honor. This seemed to us to be the best choice.’ At the beginning of June comes the album Tim. ‘Of course it is not perfect. No one knows how Tim’s numbers themselves would have finished. But we knew him. We don’t want hits, or pay tribute.’
The single ‘SOS’ came in today to 21 hours on all streaming and downloadplatformen: just got Spotify the hiccups of so much attention. The new song is also sung by Aloe Blacc, who also has his voice lent to Avicii’s best known hit ‘Wake me up’ – the best-selling single of 2013 in our country. It has a slower pace, but is less melancholic than ‘Wake me up’; and while that floated on a surprising countrygitaar, ‘SOS’ is entirely electronic.
Not for profit
Posthumous albums are not new, but these are mostly old recordings that are to be refreshed. Here is a whole plate, so that the others finished. ‘The extent to which that is possible depends on the relatives’, says lawyer Dieter Delarue, specialized in copyright. ‘Until seventy years after the death of an artist, they determine what happens with his or her work. In this case, the work may be released with the consent of Avicii’s parents and they determine what to do with the proceeds.’ Often be posthumous plates made for profit. But Avicii’s parents bring the proceeds of their Tim Bergling Foundation, that is committed to suicide prevention and mental health.
Also in Flanders, was already posthumous new music released. Two years ago, the family of Yasmine, eight years after her death in 2009, the permission for old images to rework and release it. Best friend and guitarist Eric Melaerts then worked on the new song ‘one time’: ‘is Not evident. Yasmine sang a year before her death. We have it set to music. I took the only because the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish went. It is weird to listen to the voice of someone who is already so long, has died. But it was a strong song, just like Yasmine”.