Avicii’s posthumous 12-track LP ‘TIM’ has officially arrived [Stream]
On April 20 of last year, an irreparable tragedy struck the dance music community with the sudden loss of Tim Bergling. Nearly one year to the day following his passing, Avicii‘s family unexpectedly decided to quiet the endless speculation as to what would occur with his unreleased material and announce a posthumous project. The date has officially arrived; TIM is now available everywhere and serves as the producer’s first LP since his sophomore album Stories was released in October of 2015. As a way for fans across the globe to exclusively experience the posthumous LP a week early, Avicii’s team announced the ‘Avicii CUBE‘ concept, where fans in six cities entered a cube structure and received a preview of three select album tracks.
In preparation for its June 6 release date, the album was preceded with a pair of singles—both of which were completed with the assistance of Avicii’s longtime companions and collaborators, Vincent Pontaire and Salem Al Fakir. The respected producers, who had previously worked on notable Avicii releases such as “Hey Brother” and “Waiting For Love,” obtained Avicii’s direct MIDI information in order to finish the work that he was unable to in the time before his passing. “SOS” with Aloe Blacc served as TIM‘s lead single and the official follow up to Blacc’s 2013 #1 hit with Avicii, “Wake Me Up” and was followed one month later by “Tough Love.” Both singles were widely lauded for Avicii’s continual experimentation with refreshing production approaches and his willingness to take risks in unconventional ways.
A multitude of renowned artists are scattered across
the LP’s remaining 12 tracks, including the likes of Chris Martin, Aloe Blacc, Vargas & Lagola, A R I Z O N A, Bonn, Imagine Dragons, and Noonie Bao among others. Although Chris Martin isn’t included in the track’s title, “Heaven” is without question one of the project’s most anticipated release alongside “Heart Upon My Sleeve,” which were staples in Avicii performances dating back to the mid 2010s.
All proceeds from TIM will be donated to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which his family arranged earlier this year to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
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