Aloe Blacc Talks About His New Song with the Late DJ Avicii

Aloe Blacc. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/REX/Shutterstock (10031495bl)

It has almost been a year since renowned DJ Avicii passed away.

The music producer, whose real name was Tim Bergling, took his own life on April 20th, 2018 while in Oman, following years of struggling with mental health and other health-related issues.

The music world mourned his loss as his beats, such as “Levels,” “Wake Me Up,” and “Hey Brother,” had so often topped the charts.

But thanks to technology, we have not heard the last of Avicii.

The Swedish musician was close to completing a new album before his tragic death, and had left behind a collection of nearly-finished songs, along with notes, email conversations, and text messages about the music.

The result is a posthumous album called Tim, with the first track having now been released.

Grammy nominee Aloe Blacc is featured on the song “SOS,” after Avicii’s notes showed he wanted the singer’s voice on the track.

“I feel like ‘SOS’ was a song that was probably ahead of its time for when he wrote it,” Aloe said. “He wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles, and I think it’s a really important topic to approach and to share, especially with his visibility and his access to ears and hearts: To give people the words to be able to say ’I need help.’”

Tim will be released on the 6th of June.