By Abel Arriola | Staff Writer |
Many know Avicii through the Electric Dance Music (EDM) world, and from the sounds of his new album, it is safe to say that Avicii has officially expanded his horizons.
Avicii has taken another road, landing into pop-culture with his anticipated album “Stories,” which finally released on iTunes on Oct. 2.
Tim Bergling, better know by his stage name Avicii, is a Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer.
Avicii’s music features artists like John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Zac Brown, Chris Martin from the band Coldplay and many more.
When it comes to making music, Avicii is the man who always keeps it consistent in making great music.
During the year 2013, singles like “Wake Me Up,” and “Hey Brother” off his album “True” landed him the No. 3 spot according to DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs.
Being very consistent with his music and creating masterpieces will help Avicii go down in history as one of the best DJs/producers.
2014 was a rough year for Avicii after being hospitalized due to heavy drinking, which resulted in the removal of his gall bladder and his appendix.
The operations made him lose a lot of weight, so he decided to take a year off from shows and tours to recover. After releasing the new album he is back at it again with more creativity and art.
From firsthand experience when I attended EDC, better known as the Electric Daisy Carnival, I had the chance to see him perform while recovering, and his energy was still alive during his performance.
The lack of strength showed as the young performer held his body at a stance by his crutches, and yet you could still see in his eyes the burning desire to perform and to please the crowd with no signs of pain, because his music was his cure.
Expanding his music taste, you will find a jazzy, hip-hop, funky, pop, country and of course, dance feel in his new album “Stories.” “Avicii for me is different, he makes me feel like I’m in another world when listening to him, different from other artists in the EDM world, he is definitely a trendsetter,” said CSUSB student Ruben Avila.
When he released his album “True” back in 2013, you would hear a little bit of his music expansion.
“His music touches people in many different ways. He incorporates different kinds of music, singers and varying lyrics that touches the face of different people, making his music overall fun,” said former CSUSB student Joshua Phillips.
“Waiting For Love” featuring John Legend was his most popular song off the album.
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way, kind of beautiful/And every night has its day, so magical/And if there’s love in this life, there’s no obstacle/That can’t be defeated,” is a snippet from the single “Waiting for Love.”
Alan Passos EDM enthusiast,at CSUSB said, “I really enjoyed the song, it is a very happy song, gives me excitement, makes me feel good about myself and gets me pumped up.”
When you attend a show, rave or music festival it puts you in the zone. You feel free and all of your troubles go away and free you of all troubles and negativity going on in your life.
You can find Avicii’s album “Stories” on iTunes as well as his other albums and songs.
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