Ahead of Avicii‘s initial posthumous album release, the late DJ’s management group has released the debut and lead single, SOS. 

Avicii (born Tim Bergling) was operating on the single prior to his sudden passing in 2018. It was released across all streaming platforms on Wednesday.

SOS characteristics one particular of Bergling’s preceding collaborators, singer Aloe Blacc — who featured on the 2013 smash hit, Wake Me Up.

The upcoming album — Bergling’s third general — was named Tim, by his parents, Klas Bergling and Anki Lidén. They chose the name in honour of their son.

Tim will function the 16 unreleased tracks Bergling was operating intensely on shortly prior to his death.

It is also set to function perform from a quantity of a variety of musicians and producers, which includes Kristoffer Fogelmark and Albin Needler, who co-wrote and made SOS.

The two had been longtime buddies of Bergling prior to he passed. They worked collectively on the Pure Grinding single, which was featured on Stories (2015), Bergling’s final album.

Avicii performs onstage for the duration of Rolling Stone Reside SF with Talent Sources on Feb. 7, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif.

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“We began operating on SOS the second week we had been there,” mentioned Fogelmark in a behind-the-scenes appear at the creating of the single.

“It was the second song we wrote,” he continued. “That was the outcome of numerous distinct seeds going back and forth. When we felt that we had it, everyone in the area — all of us — began singing melodies. But Tim was incredibly specific in how you’d sing particular distinct phrases.”

“He’d have you sing one particular phrase, like 50 occasions. More than and more than,” added Needler. “At initial, we didn’t truly fully grasp, like, ‘Why are we repeating this line?’ But then, when we lastly got it, I was like, ‘OK, now I fully grasp why he did that.’”

Fogelmark later revealed that though Blacc recorded his vocals just after Bergling’s passing, he was the singer that Bergling has in thoughts for SOS.

“It was vital to us,” mentioned Needler. “That was Tim’s vision in a way. They had a lot of history collectively, given that they did Wake Me Up.”

Blacc, 40, also took the time to reflect on his expertise collaborating with Bergling.

“I bear in mind when we did Wake Me Up,” he mentioned in the video. “That was large. That was a moment that defined the genuine influence that he had on music.”

SOS is… I really feel truly honoured that he asked for me,” he admitted. “I really feel like it was a song that was in all probability ahead of its time when he wrote it. He wrote these lyrics certainly about some of his battles.”

Avicii performs at the MLB Fan Cave on Oct. 1, 2013, in New York City.

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SOS is now readily available on all big streaming platforms. Tim is scheduled for a June six release by means of Sony.

To commemorate his legacy, all proceeds of the album will go toward the Tim Bergling Foundation — a mental well being and suicide prevention charity founded and maintained by his parents.

It is now been practically a year given that Bergling’s tragic death.

He passed away on April 20, 2018, at the age of 28. His physique was discovered in Muscat, Oman. The death was ruled a suicide.

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