“SOS”, the first single from Avicii’s posthumous album Tim, was released by Avicii’s family and team earlier this week. The single features Aloe Blacc who collaborated with Avicii on the massive international hit, “Wake Me Up”.
The proceeds of Tim will be going directly to the Tim Berling Foundation, Avicii’s foundation that was launched by his family shortly after his passing. The charity will address mental health and suicide prevention in Tims memory.
The new song includes lyrics surrounding Aviciis battle specifically referencing drugs and love and the stresses that comes with them.
In an interview earlier this week, Aloe Blacc said he was honored that Avicii wanted him to collaborate on another album.
“I feel like ‘SOS’ was a song that was probably ahead of its time for when he wrote it,” Blacc said. “He wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles and I think it’s a really important topic to approach and to share … to give people the words to be able to say, ‘I need help.'”
Tim is expected in full June 6th and will have a few more collaborations including Chris Martin.
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