Avicii‘s posthumous album titled Tim is set to be released later this year.
The announcement was made via a statement from Avicii’s family, who outlined how the producer had left behind a nearly complete album before he tragically passed away on April 20, 2018.
According to the statement, the new material was completed by the songwriters that Tim was collaborating with who used the artist’s notes, email conversations and text messages about the music in order to “continue the process to get as close to his vision as possible”.
All proceeds from the album will go to the recently established Tim Bergling Foundation, a non-profit that helps prevent mental illness and suicide.[irp posts=9665]
A statement from his family said: “When Tim Bergling passed away on April 20 2018, he was close to completing a new album.”
“He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music.”
“The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.”
“Since Tim’s passing, the family decided not to keep the music locked away – instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world.”
The first single from Tim titled “SOS” will be released on April 10, while the complete album will arrive on June 6.