The long-rumored remix of the Avicii track Heaven from Tim Bergling’s album TIM has finally been released. The collaborative effort of David Guetta & MORTEN to honor Avicii’s life and legacy has finally come in front of the world. This is also the first Avicii/David Guetta collaboration since the two produced “Sunshine” in 2011 and received a Grammy nomination for their work.
The 2x Grammy-winning producer Guetta said,
“I’ve wanted to do something to honor Avicii for quite a long time, but was waiting for the right moment. After I heard ‘Heaven’ for the first time I was blown away by the sound, the lyrics and the vocals from Chris Martin. What makes it extra special is that Chris Martin has always been a big inspiration with Coldplay for both Tim and myself. That’s why it felt like the right moment for me to make a remix of this track as a tribute to Tim.
I proposed it to the family and luckily they liked the idea. Together with my friend MORTEN I created this remix and I’m really proud of the end result. I think it’s amazing we can keep his legacy and his beautiful melodies alive like this, because he inspired so many people with it, including myself.”
“Heaven” was written and recorded with Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin in 2014 and the track was finally completed in 2016. After a huge gap of 3 years, the track was finally released in 2019 as a part of the album TIM post his death. The track recently hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Dance/Remix Airplay chart. David Guetta’s remix is a great combination of Avicii signature chords and the superstar French DJ’s sounds and compelling beats. Guetta also showcased a live version of the track during his set at Tomorrowland, where Tiesto also performed a tribute to Bergling showcasing his remix for Tough Love.
All the revenue generated from the album TIM will go to the non-profit Tim Bergling Foundation and the purposes it will work for, among other things, to prevent mental illness and suicide. Listen to the breathtaking remix below.