Avicii’s Posthumous Album Release Date Announced
Artist/producer Avicii’s posthumous album is set to be released in June, his family and producers announced in a New York Times feature today.
The album, titled “Tim” — after the legal name of the singer, Tim Bergling, who died of an apparent suicide last year — is due out in June, and its first track, “S.O.S.,” arrives on April 10.
As one of the most popular and successful electronic dance-music artists of all time, Avicii left behind a lot of unreleased material. He was working on an album at the time of his death; the songs were “75 to 80%” finished, according to producer Albin Nedler, who is among several longtime Avicii collaborators finishing the album.
Late last month, his family announced the establishment of the Tim Bergling Foundation, which “will initially focus on supporting people and organizations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention,” the brief announcement reads, noting that it will also be active in climate change, development assistance, nature conservation and endangered species. Proceeds from the album will go to the foundation.
“Tim wanted to make a difference,” the statement concludes. “Starting a foundation in his name is our way to honor his memory and continue to act in his spirit.”
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