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Avicii’s “SOS” is the First of 16 Tracks on Posthumous LP Tim

Avicii‘s first posthumous single “SOS” was finally released on Wednesday, April 10. The song features Aloe Blacc, who sang on the late producer’s 2013 hit “Wake Me Up,” and was accompanied by a music video featuring words of praise for the artist—born Tim Bergling—from his many devoted fans.

 

Vaguely tropical and fundamentally melodic, “SOS” boasts a lithe pop groove atop a beat of piquing drums and lyrics that conceivably elucidate Avicii’s struggles.

“I feel like ‘SOS’ was a song that was probably ahead of its time for when he wrote it,” Blacc said of the song in a statement. “He wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles and I think it’s a really important topic to approach and share, especially with his visibility and his access to ears and hearts. To give people the words to be able to say ‘I need help.'”

This track is just the first offering of 16 songs that Avicii had been working on the last year leading up to his death. The anthology, which will come out as an album titled Tim on June 6, features contributions from Coldplay‘s Chris Martin, Albin Nedler, Kristoffer Fogelmark, amongst several others.

All net proceeds of the forthcoming album will go towards the Tim Bergling Foundation, which will formally be launched by the musician’s family on April 20, 2019—the anniversary of his passing. The organization will work to raise awareness for mental illness and suicide prevention.

Listen to “SOS” below and let us know what you think in the comments section or by tweeting us @soundigest.

Featured Image: Universal Music Group

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