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Posthumous Avicii album to be released in June

Entitled Tim, the record has been completed by the acclaimed DJ's close collaborators.

Electronic dance music DJ Avicii’s collaborators have completed an album the Grammy-nominated producer was working on before his death.

Entitled Tim, the record is made up of “nearly finished songs” the star – real name Tim Bergling – produced before his death at the age of 28 in Muscat, Oman, in 2018.

The Swedish musician’s collaborators used “notes, email conversations and text messages about the music” to complete the album, which will be released on June 6.

Money from sales will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, set up by his family to support people and organisations in the field of mental illness and suicide prevention.

Capital FM Summertime Ball 2015 – London
Avicii died in 2018 aged 28 (Yui Mok/PA)

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.

Capital FM Summertime Ball 2015 – London
Avicii performing at the Capital FM Summertime Ball in 2015 (Hannah McKay/PA)

“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 the album, SOS, will be released on April 10.

The international pop star performed his songs at music festivals around the world and landed on US radio with his country-dance mashup Wake Me Up.

He retired from touring in 2016.

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