Just over a year later, the world is still reeling from the tragic and shocking death of Avicii, aka Tim Bergling, but with the announcement of The Tim Bergling Foundation and full length album ‘TIM’, it is clear that his career is far from over with his memory still strong in everybody’s mind. Following on from the album announcement came the release of the first single titled ‘SOS’ which instantly shot through the charts and if that is anything to go by, the latest single will be no different.
The second single, ‘Tough Love’, comes in the form of duet with Swedish artists Agnes and duo Vargas & Lagola (who have a long and trusting work relationship with Avicii). Stating that he wanted this song to specifically be a duet between a real life couple, Avicii’s wishes were fulfilled in the form of the vocals of Wife and Husband Agnes and Vargas (real name Vincent Pontare). Providing the soul of the track with beautifully sung lyrics that glide over the signature sounds of Avicii expertly, the two singers are the perfect match for Avicii’s vision of ‘Tough Love’. The violin sounds add even more heart and soul to the track, creating something unique but yet still typical of Avicii, which is nothing short of magic. The Indian influences heard throughout are reflective of what Tim was exploring at the time of creating the track, inspired by his extensive travels since retiring from touring.
Listen to the track ‘Tough Love’ below as the release of the new album ‘TIM’ on June 6 grows closer.