Avicii, the global superstar and artist who single-handedly redefined the boundaries of contemporary dance music with debut, multi award-winning album 'True' in 2013, releases his much-anticipated follow up LP 'Stories!'
Comprised of 14 new original tracks, including lead album single "Waiting For Love," 'Stories' represents a natural progression in Avicii's unique, ever-blossoming sound.
With debut album 'True' boasting some incredible figures - it has sold over 5 million copies worldwide, charted at #1 on iTunes in a mammoth 84 countries and boasted the fastest selling single of the whole of 2013 in "Wake Me Up!" - Avicii has worked tirelessly to make 'Stories' an equally trailblazing record.
"All the songs have a story I wanted to tell," says the Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter and DJ (aka Tim Bergling).
The new music on 'Stories' is informed by Bergling's experiences since the release of 'True;' experiences which vary radically, from the elation of playing for 80,000 hometown fans in Stockholm and selling 500,000 tickets on his 'True' Tour, to having an illness that necessitated the cancellation of a year's worth of tour dates. Rather than making a total departure from 'True,' the new album builds on it.
Bergling says 'Stories,' "refines what I didn't feel was perfect last time. I think there are more layers to the songs than before, and every song has been written on acoustic guitar, so the structure is different."
Avicii's willingness to experiment is a defining influence right across 'Stories' too, none more so than on the soulful, jazz-slanted "Touch Me" and on the metallic, hip hop flavours of "Pure Grinding" - both a testament to how much his outlook has continued to evolve over the last two years.
Guest vocals are also an exciting feature, with Coldplay's Chris Martin a standout collaborator on emphatic, feel-good single "True Believer" and Wyclef Jean lending his trademark vocals to the heartfelt guitar melodies of "You Can't Catch Me." Tying together his own 'Stories,' Avicii even pays homage to his hometown on the beautifully mellow, dreamy pop of "Somewhere In Stockholm" - a track that gives the album a strong, personal reference point.
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- 1. Waiting For Love
- 2. Talk To Myself
- 3. Touch Me
- 4. Ten More Days
- 5. For A Better Day
- 6. Broken Arrows
- 7. True Believer
- 8. City Lights
- 9. Pure Grinding
- 10. Sunset Jesus
- 11. Can't Catch Me
- 12. Somewhere In Stockholm
- 13. Trouble
- 14. Gonna Love Ya
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