The posthumous album by EDM heavyweight Avicii TIM is set to be released on June 6th. A press release has stated that the Swedish DJ was close to completing it before his passing and that he left a collection of “nearly finished songs along with notes, email conversations and text messages about his music”.
The process has been continued by his collaborators in an attempt to match his vision as closely as possible. ‘SOS’ the album’s lead single featuring Aloe Blacc’s vocals, was released on April 10th and has already been remixed by Laidback Luke. Its accompanying video features messages and personal stories that fans left on Avicii.com and has over 32 million views on Youtube at the time of writing. Blacc collaborated with Avicii in 2013 in co-writing ‘Wake Me Up’ a summer anthem that garnered monumental success.
Nonprofit Tim Bergling Foundation launched by the DJ’s family in March of this year will receive the proceeds from Tim. Its aim is to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide; the world-renowned DJ died by suicide on April 20th 2018 due to enduring health struggles and the enormous pressures of touring.