After his announcement from stepping down after the eight intense years of making smash hits and touring around the world, Avicii also known as Tim Bergling is back in the scene once again and released his highly anticipated EP of six new tracks.
"I'm really excited to be back with music once again, it has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music! My focus on this first EP of the album was to get a mix of new and old songs, some that fans have been asking about/waiting for mixed with brand new songs that they haven't heard before!" - Avicii stated
'AVĪCI' is the first new music to be released since 2015. The EP features collaborations with mega-stars Rita Ora, AlunaGeorge, Billy Raffoul, Vargas & Lagola and Sandro Cavazza, helping to continue Avicii’s musical journey with fabulous vocalists who can drive uplifting energy and gorgeous melodies.
Rita Ora features pop anthem ‘Lonely Together’, on a classic four-on-the-floor that is able to bridge the gap between pop, dance, and the phases of Avicii himself. English electronic music duo from London, AlunaGeorge appear on ‘What Would I change It To’ is a combination of instrumental and vocals that infuse together softly and smoothly giving an uplifting vibe throughout the song. Canadian-born, 22-year-old singer-songwriter Billy Raffoul's character driven vocals power 'You Be Love', which was recorded in Nashville; It's pure Avicii brightness with the clean, catchy style and uplifting energy.
The EP begins with the "Friend of Mine", which goes back to folk roots and a burning synth hook. The song is about friendship lost and longed for sung with playfulness by fellow Stockholm natives Vargas & Lagola, who has previously collaborated with acts such as Miike Snow, Madonna, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Katy Perry and more. There is also a bonus track on 'AVĪCI' — which is a remix of Sandro Cavazza's track 'So Much Better', remixed by Avicii. The remix warms the body with mellow melodies, Avicii is back on the right track!
FEATURING ALUNAGEORGE, RITA ORA, BILLY RAFFOUL, SANDRO CAVAZZA, AND VARGAS & LAGOLA
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'AVĪCI' EP Full Tracklist:
1. Avicii ft. Vargas & Lagola 'Friend of Mine'
2. Avicii ft. Rita Ora 'Lonely Together'
3. Avicii ft. Billy Raffoul 'You Be Love'
4. Avicii ft. Sandro Cavazza 'Without You'
5. Avicii ft. AlunaGeorge 'What Would I Change It To'
BONUS TRACK: Sandro Cavazza 'So Much Better' (Avicii Remix)