Late DJ and producer Avicii’s first posthumous single SOS, featuring Aloe Blacc, was released on Wednesday, 10 April 2019.
SOS features Wake Me Up’s Aloe Blacc and showcases Avicii’s distinct polish and energy in its production. The song is centered on electric keyboard notes that create the perfect base for Aloe Blacc’s bellowing vocal ability. Lyrically, SOS is about Avicii’s mental health struggles.
Producers Abin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark finished off the song. An article published by Variety on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, states that “Through the program Fruity Loops, Nedler and Fogelmark were able to track and preserve Bergling’s keystrokes.” Nedler said that Avicii “… had a completely different way of playing piano and keyboard … as a result his fingers would sometimes strike an unusual key, which added to his unique sound. Tim’s fingerprints are literally across the entirety of SOS.”
The single is available for purchase from iTunes.
Listen to SOS below.