Avicii recently uploaded a behind-the-scenes look at the production of his newest single ‘Without You‘ for fans to experience his creative process. The lead single from the successful AVĪCI (01) EP, ‘Without You‘ features vocals from singer-songwriter Sandro Cavazza, who appears in the eight minute clip.
During one moment, as Cavazza lays down the vocal track, Avicii compliments him on pronouncing his vowels with clarity. As the track comes to completion near the end of the video, the synths after the chorus are decidedly different from the commercially released version, harder and edgier, without the gloss and sheen typical of Avicii’s work, and the final product.
Tim Bergling is in high spirits during the production, overseeing all aspects from the guitar that makes us the bedrock of the piece, to the vocal recording, to mixing all the moving parts together. Bergling’s dog Liam makes an appearance toward the end, playfully distracting the cameraman, and later being held while the crew in the studio dance to the song.
The video appears to have been filmed in 2016, prior to Bergling debuting the finalized version as the opening song in his Won’t Be Right Back Tour setlist. He is in his spirits throughout the video, joyfully expressing his satisfaction and excitement with crafting the single which left such a profound impression on his fans.
Watch the video below for an entertaining, and sometimes adorable, look at the Swedish genius in the studio: