Avicii’s third album is to be released posthumously on June 6th by his family, after one of his collaborators helped complete his almost finished songs.
The late Swedish DJ was already working on new pieces in Muscat, Oman, right before his death in 2018. His real name was Tim Bergling, and he died prematurely at the age of 28.
The funds from sales will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which was set up by his family to support organisations working on mental health issues and suicide prevention.
Avicii’s family turned to his previous collaborators to finish the album. Collaborators used notes, emails and texts about the music in order to make the album come into light.
Avicii’s family said: “When Tim 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 single SOS will be released on 10 April and the album, titled TIM, on 6 June. Avicii’s net proceeds from the album will go to the non-profit Tim Bergling Foundation and the purposes it will work for, among other things, to prevent mental illness and suicide.”
“The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.”