New Avicii song 'SOS' featuring Aloe Blacc released
11 April 2019, 10:26 | Updated: 11 April 2019, 10:29
A new song from Avicii has been released posthumously, a year since the DJ's death.
'SOS' features Aloe Blacc, who previously worked with the late Swedish DJ and producer on 'Wake Me Up'.
Aloe Blacc announced the track on Twitter, writing: "Thank you, Tim. Today we share your creativity with the world once again. I’m honoured to have worked with you and I promise to carry on your legacy through our songs.”
The new single is taken from a new Avicii album of previously-unreleased tracks - Tim - which arrives on June 6th 2019. The album is the one that he was working on before his death.
Collaborations with Coldplay's Chris Martin, Carl Falk and Albin Nedler are also set to appear on the record.
Thank you, Tim. Today we share your creativity with the world once again. I'm honored to have worked with you and I promise to carry on your legacy through our songs. #Avicii #SOS #WakeMeUp #LiarLiar #ForgiveMe #Free #BlackAndBlue @Avicii pic.twitter.com/dWFBA6YTpc— Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc) April 10, 2019
Avicii, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead at the age of 28 in Muscat, Oman on April 20th 2018. His family later confirmed that he died by suicide.
Proceeds from the new album will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, a charity set up in his real name that works to prevent mental illness and suicide.
His family announced the news in a statement last week, writing: "When Tim Bergling passed away on 20 April 2018, he was close to completing a new album. He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music."
"The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.
"Since Tim's passing, the family decided not to keep the music locked away - instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world."