Headline, March 05 2022/ ''' '' SWEDEN HONOURS SPECIAL '' ''' : MUSIC AVICII



SWEDEN AND THE WHOLE WORLD HONOURS AVICII. And the newly-opened museum in Stockholm explores the legacy of the star DJ.

Four years ago, the dance music scene lost one of its greatest DJs : Avicii died unexpectedly in 2018 aged only 28. He had taken his own life during a vacation in Oman.

The news of the untimely death of the Swedish star DJ, whose real name was Tim Bergling, shook the music world. His legacy, however, continues to reverberate to this day.

'Avicii Experience' : an interactive insight

The interactive museum ' Avicii Experience ' opened doors in Stockholm on February 26. It offers an insight into the artist's life and work. Visitors can not only see his pictures, videos and private possessions, but also listen to unreleased music of the star DJ and relive intimate moments of his life.

His childhood bedroom, for example, where he started making music as ateenager, has been faithfully recreated.

In an interview with DW, Per Sundin, co-founder of ' Avicii Experience ' emphasizes the exhibition interactivity. ''You can go into the studio where he recorded all his big songs and into his house in Los Angeles with virtual reality glasses.''

In the virtual studio, for example, visitors can even record a version of the song ' Wake Me Up.' ''There are also videos and interviews with Tim. We have a couple of songs from demos and you can hear how they sounded before the producers finished them,'' added Sundin.

Avicii's musical legacy

Although it's been four years since his passing, Avicii's musical legacy is still felt today. His fans celebrate the discography he left behind, and his influence remains strong in the music industry as well.

In fact in 2019, just over a year after his death, Avicii's third studio album TIM, was posthumously released. Its 12 tracks were completed and recorded with the help of notes and messages from the DJ.

Shortly thereafter, video game developers Hello There Games, in collaboration with Avicii's father Klas Bergling, immortalized the exceptional DJ's vision of experiencing his music in a novel game called ''AVICII Invector.''

A previous version had already existed during Avicii's lifetime - and the game makers took their cue from it. With the ''Encore Edition'' of the game, a sequel hit the market in January 2022 that made fans' hearts beat faster.

In it, players can immerse themselves in the world of the Swedish DJ and navigate through various Avicii music tracks - without the task of hitting the ''musical beat.''

There are numerous other projects that pay posthumous tribute to this DJ of electronic dance music or EDM : a wax figure at Madame Tussaud's in New York, a biography released in 2021, and in Stockholm even a well known event hall has been renamed Avicii Arena.

There are also plans to erect a statue in his honor in Ostermalm - the Stockholm neighborhood where the DJ grew up. Yet, what made him so popular?

Revolutionising dance music

''When he first played his song Wake Me Up in Miami in 2013, people were surprised by it,'' says Avicii biographer Mans Mosesson. The crowd  thought he would just play a normal set - possibly with a few new tracks. But he was playing with a full live band, with acoustic guitars, violins and banjos.

When the album came out in September of the same year, people reacted differently to it. Wake Me Up climbed to the top of the charts in more than 60 countries. Within six months, ''Avicii went from being booed to becoming a global pop star, which is crazy,'' Mans Modrsson elaborates.

''And that's what makes him so special. He was really at the forefront of making house music something that went from the club scene to something that was played on radio stations globally.''

Creating waves long after his death

His discography contains enduring earworms : Wake Me Up, Hey Brother, Waiting For Love or The Nights are hits that are difficult to forget once you've heard them. Wake Me Up remains one of the most streamed songs of all times on Spotify.

There has been frequent speculation about Avicii's remaining unreleased music. Per Sundin, who has worked closely with Avicii for a long time, says that on Avicii's private laptop there are '' over 100 song drafts, demo versions, ideas and half-finished songs. All these, unfortunately, will not be heard in the ' Avicii Experience ' exhibition.''

His creative collaborators, like Aloe Blacc, insist that more of Avicii's work should see the light of the day. Fans can expect that to come true.

A documentary commissioned by Swedish National Television about Avicii is scheduled for release in 2023, featuring previously unreleased material. So it's highly likely that we'll be hearing more from Avicii's legacy in the years to come.

Helping other artists with mental health issues

After Avicii's tragic death because of persistent mental health problems, his family acted quickly. They sought to talk to artists in need and continue to offer help today through the Tim Bergling Foundation.

In a 2019 interview with CNN, Avicii's father Klas Bergling commented on his son's death, saying a strenuous and exhausting touring schedule was one reason for the deterioration of his mental health that eventually led to his suicide.

Our theory is that he didn't plan the suicide. It was more like a traffic accident,'' Klas Bergling said.

Klas Berling who founded the Tim Bergling Foundation in 2019, was also instrumental in creating the '' Avicii Experience '' exhibition.

On tour, Avicii could not have received adequate care because of a lack of resources to adequately address these issues. 

That's why his family established the Tim Bergling Foundation, which has made it its mission to at least help other artists recognize early signs of deteriorating mental health so they can seek treatment.

''Tim's psychological problems are also addressed in the '' Avicii Experience exhibition '' Sundin says. '' We have set up a room where you can understand the stress in Tim's life. There you can relate to how it feels to be constantly flying and going on stages.''

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