Avicii announces album guests
- Bang Showbiz
- 22 July 2014
Avicii's next album will be a star-studded affair, with Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean and System of a Down's Serj Tankian all featuring on the record
Avicii will be joined by Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi and a string of other stars on his new album.
The 'Hey Brother' star - whose real name is Tim Bergling- has also recorded a reggae duet with Wyclef Jean and Matisyahu and another track with System of a Down's Serj Tankian for the forthcoming follow-up to his debut record 'True'.
He said: "It's going to be a lot more song-oriented. 'True' was an attempt at that, getting electronic music in a song format."
While the 24-year-old producer is thrilled with the reggae track, he admits he "doesn't know" whether to use it yet.
He told Rolling Stone magazine: "I love it, but I don't know what to do with it yet."
The 'Wake Me Up' hitmaker grew close to Coldplay frontman Chris when he co-produced the group's track 'A Sky Full of Stars', and though they have a strong bond, they take different approaches to working.
He explained: "Chris has been like a brother. He needs every part to be perfect. I'm not like that. Which is why I've got 70 songs."
The as-yet untitled album is expected to be released later this year.