Avicii returns with ‘Waiting For Love’
Earlier this year, Avicii and Martin Garrix posted a photo to Instagram of a studio session, setting electronic music fans aflame across the globe in anticipation of what the two incredible talents could possibly produce. Following the debut of a massive load of music at Ultra Music Festival this year, many assumed that the collaboration between the two commercial giants would have been debuted. It is unusual for an Avicii track to be premiered by any other artist (Tim Bergling has a history of holding his productions close to his camp until release), so critics, Spinnin’ fans, and PRMD diehards alike assumed that “Waiting For Love,” a track that Martin Garrix revealed to the world in Bayfront Park, was the desired collaboration. We were wrong.
“Waiting For Love” is a solo Avicii track, but that does nothing to take away from its brilliant display of commercial-blended house music. The vocal song, like many before it, very much walks the increasingly thin line between pop and commercial progressive house. Early Avicii fans will find a pleasant surprise awaiting them with “Waiting For Love” though; Tim Bergling brings back elements of his enticing synth work that simply were not present on any of his recent releases. Simon Aldred, lead singer of the band Cherry Ghost, provides a vocal that is in line with Avicii’s taste, and the combination of the two artists work very well. No word on whether or not this one will land on Avicii’s sophomore effort Stories.