Aloe Blacc dedicates song to Avicii on co-star's 30th birthday
Since the untimely passing of Swedish superstar Avicii, the flood of tributes to the late DJ continue to pervade the electronic landscape in all forms and from all individuals. Now, in dedication to what would have been Avicii’s 30th birthday, Aloe Blacc has announced the release of his new song “Things You Left Behind.”
Blacc took to Instagram to post a clip of the new track and an emotional excerpt in remembrance of his co-star. The singer most notably lent his voice to one of Avicii’s biggest hits ,”Wake Me Up.” They reunited on Avicii’s first posthumous track “SOS” from the producer’s posthumous album TIM.
The “Wake Me Up” vocalist imparted heartfelt advice he learned from his close collaborator in regards to art and taking risks.
“As an artist, if ever you feel nervous about something, it’s better to take the risk than to regret it. When we created “Wake Me Up” there was no blueprint for the combination of sounds and no example of success to rely on.”
The Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health Awareness will take place on December 5th and feature performances from Avicii’s artist friends including David Guetta, Kygo, Nicky Romero, and many more. Find more information here.