It has been announced that an official biography of the late EDM mega-star Avicii will be released in 2020. The artist’s untimely death came as a huge shock to his fans last year.
While his fans may still be feeling raw following the death of Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, who it was confirmed took his own life at the age of 28, there will be an opportunity for some closure as a new biography of the star arrives next year.
Written by award-winning Swedish journalist Måns Mosesson and published by Swedish publishing house Albert Bonniers Förlag the proceeds of the book will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation.
The foundation was set up by the artist’s family and will “initially focus on supporting people and organisations working in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.” The hopes of the family are to then extend this outreach to climate change activism, nature conservation and more.
The news comes as previously unheard music by Avicii is to be released after his family successfully completed an album, it has been confirmed.
The release of his posthumous album, given the title Tim, will arrive in June while the record’s lead single ‘SOS’ will be released on April 10th and is made up songs the musician created prior to his death.
“When Tim Bergling passed away on April 20th 2018, he was close to completing his album,” record label Virgin EMI said in a statement. “He left behind a collection of uncompleted songs along with notes, emails and texts about the unreleased music. Tim’s family have decided to share this music with his fans across the world.”
They added: “We are releasing the music Tim was working on before his passing. ‘SOS’ features long time collaborator Aloe Blacc, and is the first track to be released from the album Tim. ‘SOS’ will be released on April 10th, with the album ‘Tim’ being released on June 6th.”
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