Avicii’s lost music to be released a year after shock suicide
Avicii is set to make a return to the charts a year after his shock suicide with the release of the lost music he was working on before his death.
The Swedish DJ – real name Tim Bergling – was close to completing an album when he took his own life in April 2018.
His family allowed the songwriters he was working with to finish the music and it's now set for release.
Avicii's first posthumous single SOS will be released on April 10 and the album, TIM, will follow on June 6.
A statement from his family explained why they decided to go ahead with the project.
It stated: "When Tim Bergling passed away on April 20, 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."
The proceeds from the album will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation which aims to tackle mental illness and prevent suicide."
Bergling was found dead in his hotel room in Oman on April 20, 2018 at the age of 28.
He had been open about his health battles in the past, after retiring from live performing in 2016.
Speaking after his death, his family alluded to the fact he had taken his own life after struggling to find peace.
In a heartbreaking statement published on Aftonbladet , they wrote: "Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.
"An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.
"When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music."
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