Amid the sad passing of Swedish superstar Avicii (Tim Bergling) shocking the electronic community in the past week, commemorations and emotional responses have poured out in memory of the producer. Friends, family and producers alike have taken to social media to show their thoughts and feelings on the loss of a hugely influential member of dance music’s vast community, with messages from his former manager Ash Pournouri, fellow DJ and friend Tiesto, and a number of other big names. As the week following the news has unfolded, numerous communities have reacted: a memorial event was held in Stockholm, a Dutch church chimed some of Avicii’s tracks, and DJ’s across the world played the Swede’s tracks in their sets, with Kryder devoting his entire weekly show to the fans choice of tracks from Bergling. However, if you haven’t shed a tear already amid all the heartfelt reactions, the following Avicii tribute will certainly do exactly that.
The Happy Voices choir, led by Gabriel Forss, performed a breathtaking rendition of Avicii’s chart topping track “Wake Me Up“, but there is something quite spectacular about the choir. Not only does the group reside in Bergling’s native Sweden, but also consists of over 1000 singers. The blend of harmonies, pitches and vocal ranges combined to display both the ability and magnitude of the group, who provide a fitting tribute to a person who inspired so many of today’s producers to where they are today.
Although the cause of Avicii’s death remains unknown, it has been confirmed that the producers body is to be flown back to Sweden, and that the death does not hold any criminal suspicion. The artist was found dead on Friday morning at a hotel in Muscat, Oman, where he was staying on a holiday.
Watch the magnificent Avicii tribute with the performance of one of Bergling’s most renowned tracks ‘Wake Me Up’: