Listen to a new Avicii song, “SOS,” featuring Aloe Blacc

    From his forthcoming posthumous album, ‘Tim.’

    Avicii performing at Rolling Stone Live SF 2016
    Avicii performing at Rolling Stone Live SF 2016. Image: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone

    April 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of Swedish EDM superstar Avicii’s untimely passing, and his family has announced the release of a posthumous album of the late DJ’s material. Titled Tim, the album is led by the brand-new single “SOS.”

    The song was co-written by Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark, who’d worked with Avicii—real name Tim Bergling—on the 2015 track “Pure Grinding.” It also features Aloe Blacc, the vocalist who helped turn Avicii’s 2013 song “Wake Me Up” into an international smash. “I can feel your love pulling me up from the underground / I don’t need my drugs, we could be more than just part-time lovers,” Blacc sings on the chorus.

    Avicii’s last album was 2015’s Stories. In a statement, the producer’s family explained that he was close to completing new material prior to his death. “He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music,” they wrote. Tim will be released June 6.

    Avicii’s team posted a video, soundtracked by “SOS,” that compiles memories and tributes fans left on the DJ’s website after his passing. Watch it here:

    And check out this video chronicling how “SOS” came together, featuring footage of Avicii making the song: