Avicii: Rihanna doesn't impress me
DJ Avicii claims pop superstars like Rihanna and Chris Brown won't feature on his new album 'Tears' as he prefers to think "outside the box"
DJ Avicii didn't want Rihanna or Chris Brown on his album.
The chart-topping Swedish remixer-and-producer - who has scored his second UK number one with 'Wake Me Up', which features singer Aloe Blacc - claims the pop megastars won't feature on his upcoming debut album 'TRUE' as he prefers to think "outside the box".
Avicci - real name Tim Bergling - told the Daily Star newspaper: "I tend not to go for your Rihannas and Chris Browns. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's more fun when there's no boundaries. I try to go after the people who are a bit far-fetched and out of the box, who could add something new."
He added: "I've got more access to really talented people nowadays, like Nile Rodgers and Aloe, especially on my next record."
The 'folk-beat' style of 'Wake Me Up!' is the beginning of a new direction for Avicii and he insists he wants to work with more instrumentalists on his new tracks.
The 23-year-old star explained: "It's super different to what I've been doing before and what everyone else is doing right now. For myself it's important to use instruments so I decided to keep the guitars and that kind of vibe.
"Usually DJs just get the vocal and put something else underneath, but I thought the guitar added something special."
Avicii's album 'TRUE' is released in September.