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.


The Swedish DJ and producer, real name Tim Bergling, performs big house and trance hits including worldwide smash hit 'Wake Me Up'.

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