Avicii’s “best music for years” to be released after leaving behind over 200 unheard songs
A posthumous album looks sets to be released under Avicii’s name following his tragic death.
Earlier this week Far Out Magazine reported the news that Carl Falk, the co-producer who worked closely with Swedish DJ Avicii, is working on the release of a previously unheard track. Now, it has been claimed that Avicii left behind as many as 200 songs that have yet to be released.
Swedish publication Nöjesbladet claims that the DJ’s family have been in ‘secret meetings’ with record company representatives and that an album can be released as early as this year.
Veteran A&R executive and Geffen Records president Neil Jacobson recently claimed that the material lined up for Avicii’s next record “was his best music in years, honestly,” in an exclusive interview with Variety. “I know because I [A&R’d] all of his albums. He was so inspired. He was so psyched,” he added.
“We had done a month of grinder sessions. We had to actually put end times on the sessions because Tim would just work for 16 hours straight, which was his nature. You had to pull him out. Like, ‘Tim, come on. Go to bed. Get some rest.'”
It is now believed that over 200 songs left behind by Avicii will be reviewed for the forthcoming album. No decision has been made about who will produce the album.
One new song, which has been titled ‘Heaven’, is one of a number of tracks that had previously been teased by Avicii himself before the 28-year-old tragically took his own life. Avicii’s body which was found on April 20th in Muscat, Oman, having taken his life by using the broken glass of a wine bottle after previously suggested his issues with alcohol according to TMZ.