SOS, the first to track to arrive from the album “Tim” features vocals from “Wake Me Up” singer Aloe Blacc. The track was produced by Avicii, Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark who said the album was nearly finished at the time of the artist’s death from an apparent suicide on April 20 of last year.
“I’m honoured to have worked with you and I promise to carry on your legacy through our songs.”
The album is set for release on June 6th and will feature songs Avicii worked on in the months before his death. All proceeding from the album will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which was set up to offer support to those suffering from mental health issues. “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.”
I feel like ‘SOS’ was a song that was probably ahead of its time for when he wrote it. He wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles, and I think it’s a really important topic to approach and to 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.’– Aloe Blacc