Tim (Avicii album)

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Tim
Avicii - Tim.png
Studio album by
Released6 June 2019 (2019-06-06)
Length38:53
Label
Producer
[1]
Avicii chronology
Avīci (01)
(2017)
Tim
(2019)
Singles from Tim
  1. "SOS"
    Released: 10 April 2019
  2. "Tough Love"
    Released: 9 May 2019
  3. "Heaven"
    Released: 6 June 2019

Tim (stylised as TIM) is the posthumous third studio album by Swedish producer Tim Bergling, known by the stage name Avicii, released on 6 June 2019. It is his first album release following his death on 20 April 2018.[2] It includes the single "SOS", which was released on 10 April 2019.[2] It is his third studio album, serving as the follow-up to his 2015 album Stories.[3] All profits from sales of the album will go towards the Tim Bergling Foundation, set up following Avicii's suicide, for mental health awareness.[1]

Background[edit]

Avicii's 3rd album was first mentioned in late 2016 after he signed with Universal Sweden, when it was said that his next album would release in 2017.[4] From July 13-August 2, Avicii began sharing teasers for new music and later released Avīci (01) on August 11, 2017 with a total of 6 tracks.[5] In an interview, he stated that (01) was the first of 3 EPs with the full 3rd album releasing alongside the 3rd.[6] Recording for the album resumed in winter 2017. During March 2018, Avicii continued to share updates via Instagram and other streaming sites of different IDs and demos being put together for the album, including what would become "Hold the Line," "Bad Reputation," "Tough Love," "Ain't A Thing," and "Fades Away," amongst other demos.[7]

Following Avicii's death in April 2018, a representative said the following month that there were "no plans" to release any new material in the immediate future.[3] In April 2019, it was announced that Avicii had been working on the album before his death, with collaborators enlisted to help finish the work.[3] A team of writers and producers made an album described as containing elements of "psychedelia, Arabian music, sounds of the Caribbean and more". The album's track listing was chosen from 16 possible songs. On 1 and 2 June 2019, fans were given a chance to listen to the album 4-5 days early by going to music cubes in various locations around the world.[8]

Singles[edit]

The first single to promote the album, "SOS", was released on 10 April 2019.[9] A "Fan Memories" video for SOS, showing quotes from fans, about the impact Avicii had on them, was released the same day. "SOS" debuted at number one on the singles chart in Sweden on two days of sales.

"Tough Love" was released as the second single for the album on 9 May 2019.[10] The music video came out on 14 May 2019.

Tough Love uses AR Rahman's track BANARASIYA from the movie RAANJHANAA.

"Heaven" was released as the third and final single for the album on 6 June 2019.[11] The music video, called a "tribute video", which used clips of Avicii in Madagascar (following his final concert), was released on 24 June 2019.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic58/100[12]
Review scores
SourceRating
NME3/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[14]

The album received mixed reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 58, based on four reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews".

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from iTunes,[15][16] Avicii's Twitter,[17] Dancing Astronaut's Twitter,[18] Billboard,[19] and Expressen.[20]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Peace of Mind" (featuring Vargas & Lagola)
3:00
2."Heaven"
Avicii[v]4:37
3."SOS" (featuring Aloe Blacc)
  • Bergling
  • Albin Nedler
  • Kristoffer "Bonn" Fogelmark
  • Kandi Burruss
  • Tameka Cottle
  • Kevin Briggs
2:37
4."Tough Love" (featuring Agnes and Vargas & Lagola)
  • Bergling
  • Al Fakir
  • Pontare
  • Isak Alverus
3:11
5."Bad Reputation" (featuring Joe Janiak)
3:25
6."Ain't a Thing" (featuring Bonn)
3:03
7."Hold the Line" (featuring A R I Z O N A)
2:51
8."Freak" (featuring Bonn)
2:59
9."Excuse Me Mr. Sir" (featuring Vargas & Lagola)
  • Bergling
  • Al Fakir
  • Pontare
  • Marcus Thunberg Wessel
3:07
10."Heart Upon My Sleeve" (with Imagine Dragons)
  • Bergling
  • Ash Pournouri
  • Dan Reynolds
  • Wayne Sermon
  • Ben McKee
  • Daniel Platzman
4:14
11."Never Leave Me" (featuring Joe Janiak)
2:51
12."Fades Away" (featuring Noonie Bao)
  • Bergling
  • Falk
  • Janiak
  • Berg
2:58
Total length:38:53

Notes

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Billboard.[19]

Production

  • Avicii – production (all tracks), vocal production (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9-11), programming (all tracks), drum programming (tracks 1, 4, 9)
  • Vargas & Lagola – production (tracks 1, 4, 9), vocal production (tracks 1, 4, 9), programming (tracks 1, 4, 9)
  • Carl Falk – production (tracks 5, 6, 12), vocal production (tracks 5, 6, 12), programming (tracks 5, 6, 12)
  • Albin Nedler – production (tracks 3, 7, 8, 11), vocal production (tracks 3, 7, 8, 11), programming (tracks 3, 7, 8, 11)
  • Kristoffer Fogelmark – production (tracks 3, 8, 11), vocal production (tracks 3, 8, 11), programming (tracks 3, 8, 11)
  • Sebastian Furrer - programming (track 4)
  • Lucas von Bahder – production (track 7)
  • Marcus Thunberg Wessel – production (track 9), vocal production(track 9)
  • Ash Pournouri – co-production (track 10, uncredited)

Technical

  • Marcus Thunberg Wessel – engineering (track 9)
  • Richard "Segal" Huredia – engineering (track 3)
  • Kevin Grainger – mixing and mastering (track 2 and 3)
  • Julio Rodriguez Sangrador – assistant mixing and mastering (track 2 and 3)

Instruments

  • Avicii – keyboards (all tracks), bass guitar (tracks 1, 4, 9)
  • Salem Al Fakir – guitar (tracks 1, 4, 9), bass guitar (track 9), strings (track 1), violin (track 4), vocals (tracks 1, 4 and 9)
  • Vincent Pontare – drums (track 1), vocals (tracks 1, 4 and 9)
  • Chris Martin – guitar (track 2), vocals (track 2)
  • Albin Nedler – keyboards (track 3, 8, 11), guitar (track 8)
  • Kristoffer "Bonn" Fogelmark – keyboards (track 3, 8, 10, 11), guitar (track 8), vocals (tracks 6, 8)
  • Aloe Blacc – vocals (track 3)
  • Agnes – vocals (track 4)
  • Carl Falk – keyboards (tracks 5, 6, 12)
  • Joe Janiak – vocals (tracks 5, 11)
  • Zachary Hannah – vocals (track 7)
  • Wayne Sermon – guitar (track 10)
  • Dan Reynolds – vocals (track 10)
  • Noonie Bao – vocals (track 12)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[22] 6
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[23] 3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[24] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[25] 5
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[26] 3
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[27] 3
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[28] 3
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[29] 1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[30] 1
French Albums (SNEP)[31] 11
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[32] 5
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[33] 20
Irish Albums (IRMA)[34] 6
Italian Albums (FIMI)[35] 5
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[36] 9
Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[37] 3
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[38] 8
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[39] 1
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[40] 10
Scottish Albums (OCC)[41] 10
Slovak Albums (ČNS IFPI)[42] 4
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[43] 4
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[44] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[45] 2
UK Albums (OCC)[46] 7
US Billboard 200[47] 11
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[48] 1

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