The Story Behind SOS is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Avicii’s first posthumous single SOS featuring Aloe Blacc. This video was published on Wednesday, 10 April 2019.
Since his untimely passing on 20 April 2018, Tim Bergling, known as Avicii, left behind unreleased material. SOS is the first single released off of his posthumous album TIM, which is due to be released on Thursday, 6 June 2019.
Avicii produced and co-wrote SOS with Kristoffer Fogelmark and Albin Nedler. The Story Behind SOS depicts Kristoffer and Albin working with Avicii in the studio. The pair explain what a warm and humble person he was and the close attention to detail he upheld in the music-making process.
Talking about the collaboration, Kristopher states that “Afterwards, finishing them was … I just get paralyzed by talking about it, but everything was about completing Tim’s version.” Albin adds to this, stating that “He 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 video shows footage of Avicii and Aloe Blacc together in the studio working on their past collaboration Wake Me Up and later SOS. Albin states that Avicii said that he wanted to work with Aloe Blacc again, so they invited him to appear on the song.
Aloe Blacc comments on SOS, stating “I feel like SOS was a song that was probably ahead of its time for when he wrote it. He wrote these lyrics obviously about some of his battles, and I think it’s a really important topic to approach and to share.”
Watch The Story Behind SOS featuring Aloe Blacc below.