Avicii's second posthumous single is dropping tomorrow

music news 09/05/2019

The second single from Avicii's first posthumous album - one he worked on in the months leading up to his passing - will be released at 10am tomorrow. Titled "Tough Love," it follows up first single "SOS" featuring Aloe Blacc.

According to a statement, Avicii worked on "Tough Love" alongside Vargas & Lagola - a Swedish duo that collaborated with the DJ for "Hey Brother", "Without You" and "Waiting For Love" - and Swedish singer Agnes. 

"Oddly enough, the Indian influences fit perfectly into a song we were working on, something that was so typical of Tim," Vargas - real name Vincent Pontare - said. "He was a melodic genius.”

Catch the story behind the new track in the video above.

Avicii passed away in April 2018 and retired from touring in 2016 due to health problems.

Avicii's family revealed earlier this year that a posthumous album titled TIM would be arriving June 6.

“He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music,” Avicii’s family said in a statement.

Proceeds from the album sales going to the Tim Bergling Foundation, launched by Avicii’s family with a focus on mental illness awareness and suicide prevention.