New details surface that Avicii’s next album was near completion
Following reports of Avicii’s song sales increasing dramatically since the dance icons passing – sources close to Avicii also have reported some exciting news for the lasting image Avicii leaves. Geffen Records president Neil Jacobson was one of the few who was extremely close to Avicii, and even in communication with Tim 48 hours prior to his passing. The executive had been in and out of the studio with the star and played a part of the Swede’s signing to Interscope Records funneling back to 2011. In a Variety interview published on the day of Avicii’s passing, Jacobson reveals new details that Avicii’s next album was actually near completion.
In fact, Jacobson does say the album was completed in the studio, but due to the unfortunate circumstances of Tim’s passing Jacobson was hesitant to give any information regarding the features, or underlying themes surrounding the album. To shorthand Jacobson’s interview, when asked about the status of the album Jacobson replied,
We were working on it and it was his best music in years, honestly. And I know because I [A&R’d] all of his albums. He was so inspired. He was so psyched. We had done a month of grinder sessions. We had to actually put end times on the sessions because Tim would just work for 16 hours straight, which was his nature. You had to pull him out. Like, “Tim, come on. Go to bed. Get some rest.” … It’s just a tragedy.
When asked about the direction of the album, its release and what’s next, Jacobson out of respect for Tim’s family says,
I have no idea. I’m going to sit down and talk to the family once everybody has a chance to take a breath. I’ve never actually had this happen with an artist I’ve worked with before and this closely. So, I don’t know. We’ll try to get some advice from the family and everybody’s going to put their heads together and try and do what we think Tim would want us to do.
So keep your eyes peeled for new information regarding the possibilities of Avicii’s next album here.