Much of Avicii‘s journey was captured on camera, including the ups and the downs of his brisk rise to fame. As seen played out in the behind-the-scenes documentary snapshot, Avicii: True Stories. But, there’s more.
Now, we have a glimpse into the making of “SOS” as told by the late star’s co-songwriters and co-producers Kristoffer Fogelmark and Albin Nedler, who previously worked with him on “Pure Grinding.” Also, Aloe Blacc, the voice of “SOS,” “Wake Me Up,” and other unreleased Avicii works.
To hear these talented individuals speak so highly of Avicii comes as no surprise. However, it does bring another dimension to the artist’s first posthumous release, “SOS.” These guys have been working on the song since the beginning. This segment digs deep into the process behind the amazing new track and Avicii’s vision.
Blacc opens up about the new single:
“I feel really honored that he asked for me. I feel like ‘SOS’ was a song that was probably ahead of its time for when he wrote it. And, he wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles. I think a really important topic to approach and to share, especially with his visibility and his access to ears and hearts — [is] to give people the words to be able to say, ‘I need help.’”
Watch below and listen to the track if you haven’t already here.
Avicii – The Story Behind “SOS” ft. Aloe Blacc
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