Posthumous Avicii album to be released in June

Posthumous Avicii album to be released in June

Posthumous Avicii album to be released in June

Avicii's friends and family have just confirmed a posthumous record from the Swedish artist and producer.

The family of Swedish DJ Avicii, who took his own life previous year, is releasing new music that he was working on before his death.

"The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible". The net proceeds from this studio offering will go towards the Tim Bergling Foundation, which raises awareness on the prevention of mental illness and suicide.

As is explained, the sorely missed artist - real name Tim Bergling - had left behind a collection of nearly finished tracks, alongside extensive notes and email messages shared with his collaborators and songwriters. "Starting a foundation in his name is our way to honour his memory and continue to act in his spirit".

A new single - "SOS" - will be released on 10 April with the album, TIM, following on 6 June.

The statement was followed by a video featuring Avicii in the studio along with tributes from his family.

It read: "Stockholm, 26 April 2018".

His father, 73-year-old Klas Bergling, granted the Times his first formal interview since the DJ's death and said he and his wife, the actress Anki Lidén, are still very "vulnerable" and struggling to understand their son's death. "We want peace", he said.

Though the family is grieving, they believe Bergling would have wanted the music to be released.

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