The new single “SOS” from Avicii just released today brings back the vocals of Aloe Blacc (Wake Me Up) along with lyrics which now appear to be foreshadowing of the internal turmoil the artist appears to be living with trying to live up to his and others expectations.
One of the songwriters, Kristoffer Fogelmark, said of the almost completed tracks:
“Afterwards, finishing them was … I just get paralyzed by talking about it, but everything was about completing Tim’s vision.”
Songwriter Albin Nedler also noted:
“He had a completely different way of playing piano and keyboard. 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”.”
Aloe Blacc who was brought it recently to record the vocals stated:
“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.’”
Give a listen to the track below: