Since his tragic passing in April of 2018, Avicii has lived on through his legendary music and the legacy he left with EDM community, fans and fellow stars alike. Most recently, David Guetta, a friend and colleague of the beloved late Swedish producer, teamed up with MORTEN to release a tribute remix of “Heaven”, a climatic track off the posthumous album, Tim, which has just surpassed 1.2 billion streams since its release earlier this summer. Guetta stated:
“I’ve wanted to do something to honor Avicii for quite a long time, but was waiting for the right moment. After I heard ‘Heaven’ for the first time I was blown away by the sound, the lyrics and the vocals from Chris Martin. What makes it extra special is that Chris Martin has always been a big inspiration with Coldplay for both Tim and myself. That’s why it felt like the right moment for me to make a remix of this track as a tribute to Tim.
“I proposed it to the family and luckily they liked the idea. Together with my friend MORTEN I created this remix and I’m really proud of the end result. I think it’s amazing we can keep his legacy and his beautiful melodies alive like this, because he inspired so many people with it, including myself.”
Stream the remix here, and check out the award-winning tribute video of “Heaven” below.