Avicii’s iconic hit ‘Hey Brother’ turns 5 years old
Undoubtedly one of Avicii‘s all-time greatest anthems, ‘Hey Brother‘ is a timeless classic that greatly influenced the music industry. Since Avicii’s tragic passing earlier this year hits like ‘Hey Brother’ resonate even further with an even deeper meaning. The 2013 hit that featured on Avicii’s ‘True‘ album has now turned 5 years old.
As one of Avicii’s more experimental hits, ‘Hey Brother’ was part of his movement towards mixing country with electronic. Alongside ‘Wake Me Up‘, it was by far one of the album’s most popular tracks, and currently sits at 418 million streams on Spotify. Regarded as one of the all-time most iconic hits the commercial chart has ever seen, ‘Hey Brother’ remains just as relevant now as it was in 2013 and continues to provoke a huge response from audiences when dropped today.
The track reached #1 in 21 countries worldwide and received platinum certification in 11 countries. This included Avicii’s home country Sweden in which the track went platinum no less than seven times. The level of popularity the track achieved is truly staggering and serves as a testament to Avicii’s talent.
Relive the track below.