It is with a broken heart that I write this… Tim Bergling famously known as Avicii (28-year-old musician, record producer, and DJ who was often deemed as the pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement) passed away in Muscat, Oman, on April 20. I only know a handful of his songs and I’ve never actually had the pleasure of attending any of his concerts but I couldn’t stop bawling (not even to write this post) once the news broke. Even today, I kept running off to seclusion (it’s almost physically impossible for me to cry in front of people) so I could have a little cry. Tim Bergling was an amazing, amazing human who touched so many hearts (mine included) which is why it’s incredibly sad that he’s gone… and at such a young age too.
The first song I ever heard by Avicii. I’m sure everyone is already familiar with it, even if they might not know who came out with it. It’s pretty much a classic at this point and has been featured practically everywhere!
Wake Me Up
Urban (OSN) or whatever that channel is called, used to play it over and over again, when it first came out, until eventually it grew on me. It’s one of those tracks that get better and better the more you listen to it!
You Make Me
Everything about this song appeals so strongly to me, which is why this is not only my favorite Avicii song, but my one of my most favorite songs ever!
Waiting For Love
I found Waiting For Love charming on its own merit but also because it reminded me of You Make Me (which as I said is my favorite).
Regardless of how you might’ve felt about his music, there’s no denying that he was an incredible talent and a major influence on the modern EDM scene. That’s why his music will continue to live on, long after his death.
Church Bells rang out a trio of Avicii songs (Wake Me Up and Hey Brother and Without You) at the Dom Tower (tallest Church Tower in the town of Utrecht, Netherlands) in tribute to the DJ
Thousands of fans payed tribute to Avicii
Armin van Buuren payed tribute from Sydney
OneRepublic payed tribute from India
Even my beloved Kygo dedicated a song to Avicii at Coachella