Avicii’s upcoming album, ‘Stories’, appears to have had a mini-mix leaked online. And we are now bursting with excitement for the full length version in 7 days time.
Anonymously emerging on reddit of all places less than 24 hours ago, the album mix brings with it a whole spectrum of Avicii’s ‘country’ infused electronic music. While many of the tracks have already been released and continue to do the global circuit of radio air play, it’s the ones we have yet to hear properly that have us tipping ‘Stories’ to be one of, if not the, biggest albums this year by one of the electronic dance music industry heavyweights. That being no small statement with Alesso, Kaskade, Steve Angello, Axwell /\ Ingrosso and many more all releasing full LP’s in 2015.
Opening up the mini-mix with the already huge “Waiting For Love”, the album tour takes us through a whole range of sounds while still maintaining it’s core inspiration. An inspiration Avicii recently explained at a very in-depth level. With a rich, diverse selection of vocals, Avicii’s appeal and respect among the entire music industry is evident throughout the instrument-dominated tracks. From reggae to country to more synth-pop and rock-infused songs, the more you listen to the 13 minutes, the greater amount you pick up and the greater amount of respect you have for Tim Bergling and his bold step into the relatively unknown for the electronic scene.
With the album’s contributors including Martin Garrix, Eric Turner, Chris Martin, Zac Brown, Mike Posner and Axwell /\ Ingrosso’s regular collaborators Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir, Avicii’s latest album naturally brings with it big expectations. Especially with his debut album being a significant contributor to electronic music’s movement into the mainstream charts. But it seems Avicii has managed to pull off another pioneering move for the industry, and that’s no small feat for such a dynamic and expanding genre.
While it is a real pity the Swedish talent has had to make the difficult call to cancel the remainder of his 2015 performance and tour schedule, the time, effort and seemingly meticulous application invested into ‘Stories’ can arguably be said to more than make up for the cancellations, if this album mix is anything to go by. On that note, We Rave You would like to wish Avicii all the best for his future health as we wait in eager anticipation to see the reception for ‘Stories’ and what Tim Bergling’s next bold move will be.
‘Stories’ will be available on October 2nd on iTunes and is available for pre-order today.