Avicii's Family Announce Posthumous Album Called 'TIM'

A posthumous Avicii album will be released later this year, his family have confirmed.

It will be named 'TIM' - a reference to the late producer's real name, Tim Bergling - and will it is due to be released on 6 June, with the new single 'SOS' dropping on 10 April.

A statement from his family said: "When Tim Bergling passed away on April 20, 2018, he was close to completing a new album.

"He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music.

"The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.

"Since Tim's passing, the family decided not to keep the music locked away - instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world.

Avicii performing on stage. Credit: PA
Avicii performing on stage. Credit: PA

"The single 'SOS' will be released on April 10 and the album, titled 'TIM', on June 6.

"All proceeds from the album will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, the new non-profit organisation set up in Avicii's name to help treat mental illness and prevent suicide, which his family launched at the end of March."

"Tim wanted to make a difference," the family said at the time of the foundation's launch.

"Starting a foundation in his name is our way to honour his memory and continue to act in his spirit."

The star was found dead in April last year, when his publicist confirmed the sad news, saying: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii."

A statement later issued by his family read: "Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.

"When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most - music.

Avicii. Credit: PA
Avicii. Credit: PA

"He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer."

It continued: "He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight.

"Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.

"We love you, Your family."

Following the tragic news of Avicii's death, people have been paying homage to the star in a number of poignant ways, with one church in Utrecht even playing three of his songs on the bells, ringing out the hits from what is the tallest church tower in the Netherlands.

Many of his songs also took over the Spotify charts, with 10 of his songs quickly entering the global top 50.

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Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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