Avicii’s posthumous album TIM was released earlier this month with 12 new tracks the producer had been working on before his death. Some were new, some were much older, as was the case with “Heaven,” which was originally recorded with Coldplay’s Chris Martin in 2014. Now, a year and two months since Avicii passed away, his longtime videographer Levan Tsikurishvili has created a tribute video based on their time together in Madagascar, with “Heaven” as the soundtrack. Much of the video is comprised of never before seen Avicii footage, as well as new footage from Tsikurishvili’s return to the island, and “3D animations in order to recreate the moments that I did not have any video material from.”
It’s an emotional video to be certain. Read about what Tsikurishvili had to say about the tribute and watch the video below.
About the tribute video: My name is Levan Tsikurishvili and I have been working with Tim since about 2013. During these years, we made 8 music videos, 3 concert movies and 2 documentaries together. In 2016, right after his last show, Tim, Tim’s childhood friend Awat, and I spent 19 beautiful days in Madagascar, ll Saint Marie. We spoke about everything, laughed, played monopoly, hung out with lemurs, and explored the entire island together. Now, two-and-a-half years later, I returned to the island to remember Tim, to honor his legacy, and to recreate the memories that will stay with us forever.
Note: This video is a collection of my smartphone videos plus some parts of unused material from the documentary Avicii: True Stories and newly shot footage. I also did some 3D animations in order to recreate the moments that I did not have any video material from.
Photo via Sean Eriksson