I came across electro music DJ/producer Avicii (Tim Bergling) back in 2011 when he collaborated with British recording artist Leona Lewis for her song “ Collide ,” which was originally announced as the lead single from her long-overdue third studio album Glassheart .
However when the album was released last year, the song was not included on the album’s final tracklisting.
After that, I stumbled upon a few of his songs like “ Tweet It ,” “ Sweet Dreams ,” “ Sunshine “ with David Guetta , and most recently “ X You ,” featuring Kian Sang, Naxsy, Martin Kupilas, ВАНЯ ХАКСИ, Jonathan Madray, Mateusz Kolata , and Christian Westphalen — just to name a few.
Well it seems that the 21-year-old Swedish DJ is ready to make his worldwide debut by releasing a studio album , his first ever actually. Take a look at what he had to say to Billboard below:
“This is about me being true to my sound but also to my own influences and musical preferences. This album consists 100% of songs I personally love. It’s true to me, true to my brand, true to Avicii.”
Set to be released on September 17, 2013, the album is entitled #TRUE , and will feature appearances from Joakim Berg, Audra Mae, Nile Rodgers, Mac Davis , and Incubus ‘ Mike Einziger .
He premiered a few of the songs from the album during his set at the Ultra Music Festival this past March.
The album’s release also marks the beginning of a new relationship between PRMD Music and Island Records , which will be co-releasing the set when it hits in the fall.
Avicii’s manager Ash Pournouri is a founder of PRMD, which Bergling called the “most innovative artist-centered label out there.”
The lead single “Wake Me Up” won’t be officially released until June 25th on iTunes and radio, but you can listen to it below: