1000 singers perform ‘Wake Me Up’ Avicii tribute

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’:

Lewis is a 21 year old writer and editor for We Rave You based in the UK. Since joining the team in 2018, Lewis has brought exclusive interviews with the likes of CamelPhat and Third Party to the WRY readers, and worked on collaborative projects with Anjunabeats, Kryder/Sosumi Records, and the recently launched We Rave You Magazine. He is also an active DJ and producer, playing sets across the UK and at Tomorrowland in 2019, and works collaboratively with fellow editor Jake Gable to run renowned UK company The EVENT. An advocate for the #ProgIsAlive movement, Lewis continues to bring cutting edge music content through his own sounds and his contributions to We Rave You.

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