Avicii‘s first posthumous release “SOS” is here and it has the ingredients to put fans all up in their feels.
A year ago, the world-renowned artist’s friends and co-producers Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark found themselves suddenly without a close partner, but they did have notes, his voice in their heads, and their best intentions in their hearts. Avicii used Fruity Loops to produce his music, and via that program’s save features, the duo were able to track and preserve original keystrokes and additions in exactly the order they were made.
“He had a completely different way of playing piano and keyboard,” Nedler is quoted. “As a result, his fingers would sometimes strike an unusual key, which added to his unique sound. Tim’s fingerprints are literally across the entirety of ‘SOS.'”
The Universal Music-released song’s singer, Aloe Blacc mentioned in a statement: “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.’” Listen to the raw recording and watch how the track came together below.