Gone Too Soon:
Tribute to Avicii
By Karina Sitaldas
Electronic Dance Music fans all over the world are mourning the loss of such an incredibly talented musician, Avicii (Tim Bergling). He was found dead in Oman on April 20, 2018 at only 28 years old. Avicii was one of the first ones to create the breakthrough for EDM music with some of his biggest hits like “Levels” and “Wake Me Up.” There’s no question that his music has made great changes to the EDM industry, and his legacy will live on forever.
Here are eight songs that we will always remember Avicii by:
This song took the entire world by storm. If you’ve not heard it at the club, you’ve heard it at a festival, if not a festival, you’ve heard it on the radio, if not on the radio, you’ve had it on your gym playlist. The chances are high that no matter which country, no matter where, this song has been played so, so many times, and it’s always brought about good vibes. It’s one of those songs that reminds us that music really is universal.
Wake Me Up (feat. Aloe Blacc)
“Wake Me Up” started off very different from Avicii’s other music but we loved it nonetheless — it changed all of our thoughts and expectations of exactly what EDM music should sound like. It peaked on the billboard charts for 4 weeks, and will always remain an exciting party anthem.
Fade Into Darkness
When the EDM industry started coming into the light back in around 2011, this was one of the biggest dance tracks. No matter which DJ you went to see live, they would play their own rendition of Avicii’s “Fade Into Darkness.” There’s the added fact that the second this song comes on, you immediately feel like you’re in another world where worries don’t exist.
Hey Brother (feat. Dan Tyminski)
“Hey Brother” is Avicii’s follow-up track to his single, “Wake Me Up.” It features Grammy award winning bluegrass singer Dan Tyminski. That right there is proof that Avicii can work with any type of music, any genre, and make it the perfect EDM song.
Lonely Together (feat. Rita Ora)
“Lonely Together” marks Avicii’s biggest track before his unexpected death. Played over 3 billion times on Spotify, it gained popularity very quickly, and has become a staple in clubs today. Go to Cove on a Friday or Saturday night and we don’t doubt that you’ll probably hear this song more than just a couple of times through the weekend, not to mention that it’ll probably be playing on the radio as well.
I Could Be the One (feat. Nicky Romero)
Avicii collaborated with Nicky Romero, a fellow Dutch DJ, who back then knew a thing or two more about the mainstream EDM scene, and as a result of both of their talents put together, we have this track that couldn’t be any better than it already is. It’s impossible not to call it great when you hear music by two different DJs blend this flawlessly.
Seek Bromance (Tim Berg)
“Seek Bromance” is so much of a classic Avicii track that it was released before he started going by his stage name, and still went by Tim Berg. He re-released it as Avicii, and it got the credit it rightfully deserved.
This one feels really fitting for this very moment. “He said one day, you’ll leave this world behind so leave a life you will remember.” Avicii did exactly that for us, he left us a life and incredible music to remember him by, and we’ll think of that every time we hear not only this song, but all of his other music and mixes too. Such an incredible musician definitely gone too soon.
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