Avīci (01)

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Avīci (01)
AVĪCI (01).jpg
EP by
Released10 August 2017 (2017-08-10)
Length17:43
Label
Producer
Avicii chronology
Stories
(2015)
''Avīci (01)''
(2017)
Singles from Avīci (01)
  1. "Without You"
    Released: 11 August 2017
  2. "Lonely Together"
    Released: 11 August 2017

Avīci (01) is the fourth extended play by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii. It was produced by Avicii, Benny Blanco, Andrew Watt, Cashmere Cat and Carl Falk, and released through Avicii Music on 10 August 2017.[1]

Background[edit]

On 27 June 2017, Rita Ora debuted a semi-acoustic version of "Lonely Together" at a private event at Annabel's in London.[2] He shared one-minute snippets on Instagram, captioned "New music coming very very (very) soon!", with track titles as hashtags,[3][4] followed by teasers of each track from the EP upon release.[5][6][7] He said of the release: "I'm really excited to be back with music once again. It has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music! My focus on this first EP of the album was to get a mix of new and old songs: some that fans have been asking about and waiting for mixed with brand new songs that they have never been heard before!"[8] In an interview with Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, Avicii stated: "It's the first EP of 3, so the whole album will be released with the third EP."[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Renowned for Sound3/5 stars[10]

Ryan Castillo of Dancing Astronaut labelled the EP as a "refreshed and reenergized take on his [Avicii] happy, upbeat progressive style".[11] Brian Bonavoglia from DJ Times wrote that Avīci (01) featured Avicii returning to his roots with tracks that contain his "signature production style built around infectious melodies" which "create the uplifting energy that helped propel him into stardom".[12] Renowned For Sound's Haydon Benfield felt that although the tracks were "tightly focused and highly polished" in their production, they lacked elements which were worthy of praise. The critic concluded by describing Avicii's style as "interminable, incessant, and uninterrupted", and gave the EP a 3/5 rating.[10]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Friend of Mine" (featuring Vargas & Lagola)Bergling2:39
2."Lonely Together" (featuring Rita Ora)3:01
3."You Be Love" (featuring Billy Raffoul)
Bergling3:27
4."Without You" (featuring Sandro Cavazza)
  • Bergling
  • Falk
3:01
5."What Would I Change It To" (featuring AlunaGeorge)Bergling2:58
6."So Much Better" (Avicii remix)
  • Bergling
  • Felix Flygare Floderer
  • Carl Silvergran
  • Cavazza
Bergling2:37
Total length:17:43
Notes[15]
  • "Lonely Together" features additional vocals by Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee and Andrew Watt.
  • "Without You" features backing vocals by Carl Falk, Dhani Lennevald and Marcus Thunberg Wessel.
  • "So Much Better" features vocals by Sandro Cavazza.

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[33] Gold 10,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike, Wass (8 August 2017). "Rita Ora & AlunaGeorge Feature On Avicii's Comeback EP". Idolator. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ Mike, Wass (28 June 2017). "Rita Ora Debuts New Song "Lonely Together" At A Private Event". Idolator. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ David, Rishty (3 August 2017). "Avicii Reveals New 'Avīci' EP & Release Date, Teases More Music". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ Rob, McCallum (3 August 2017). "Avicii teases more new music ahead of forthcoming release". DJ Mag. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ David, Rishty (7 August 2017). "Avicii Shares 'Avīci' EP Track List, Feat. Rita Ora, AlunaGeorge & More". Billboard. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ Derek, Staples (9 August 2017). "Avicii shares 'Avīci' EP tracklist, feat. Rita Ora, AlunaGeorge, more". DJ Mag. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ Erik (7 August 2017). "Avicii Returns To His Roots In Teaser For New Collaboration With Billy Raffoul". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "AVICII Returns With Six Track EP, AVĪCI OUT NOW - Umusic". Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  9. ^ Avicii (August 11, 2017). "Paul Oakenfold and DJ Alfredo recorded in Ibiza". BBC Radio 1 (Interview). Interviewed by Pete Tong. Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Benfield, Hayden (2017-08-22). "Ep Review: Avicii – Avīci (01)". Renowned For Sound. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  11. ^ Castillo, Ryan (2017-08-10). "MUST LISTEN: Avicii is back with the refreshing 'AVĪCI'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2017-10-15. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  12. ^ Bonavoglia, Brian (2017-08-10). "Avicii Makes Triumphant Return With Stellar "AVĪCI" EP". DJ Times. Archived from the original on 2017-10-14. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
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