April 20 marks the first anniversary of Tim Bergling's passing. The dance music community continues to mourn the treasured artist, who propelled electronic into the mainstream and defined the star DJ archetype we know today. On the heels of the announcement of the Tim Bergling Foundation for mental health and suicide prevention, Avicii's family reveals plans to release the posthumous album he was completing at the time of his death.
The team issued the following statement today:
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.
The single "SOS" will be released on April 10 and the album, titled "TIM", on June 6.
Avicii's net proceeds from the album will go to the nonprofit Tim Bergling Foundation and the purposes it will work for, among other things, to prevent mental illness and suicide.