Avicii's Single 'SOS' From Upcoming Album Is Here

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After officially announcing the new album a few days ago, Avicii’s team and family have released ‘SOS’, the single off his posthumous album ‘TIM‘. SOS features Aloe Blacc making it their third collaboration, with the previous two being ‘Wake Me Up’ and ‘Liar Liar’.

The lyrics kick off ‘Can You Hear Me SOS, help me put my mind to rest”, and continues to address elements of struggles and darkness linked with depression and addiction, yet it describes someone ready to get help. Hearing these lyrics and Avicii’s work is chilling knowing this was the music he was working on around the time off his tragic passing.

All proceeds from the new music and album will go to a newly formed charity by Avicii’s family entitled ‘Tim Bergling Foundation’, a nonprofit dedicated to helping treat mental illness and prevent suicide. The charity will officially launch on the one year anniversary of Tim’s death; April 20th.

Carl Falk, who worked with Avicii and has been working on this album for the past 6 months struggled to finalise the album: “I was trying to produce through someone else’s eyes and ears — someone who’s not here,” he said with vexed intensity, while sitting at his control board. “It was really hard not to criticize yourself the whole time. Would he like this? What would he have done?”

This is going to be a very emotional month for Avicii’s fans. We will remember him.

Given the circumstances surrounding his passing, we’d like to also make note. If you or someone you know is going through difficult times, the international helpline numbers can be found here.

Lyrics - Avicii’s SOS
[Verse 1]
Can you hear me? SOS
Help me put my mind to rest
Two times clear again I'm acting low
A pound of weed and a bag of blow

[Chorus]
I can feel your love pulling me up from the underground
And I don't need my drugs
We could be more than just part-time lovers
I can feel your touch picking me up from the underground
And I don't need my drugs
We could be more than just part-time lovers

[Post-Chorus]
We could be more than just part-time lovers
We could be more than just part-time lovers

[Verse 2]
I get robbed of all my sleep
As my thoughts begin to leave
I let go but I don't know how
Yeah I don't know how but I need to now

[Chorus]
I can feel your love pulling me up from the underground
And I don't need my drugs
We could be more than just part-time lovers
I can feel your touch picking me up from the underground
And I don't need my drugs
We could be more than just part-time lovers
I can feel your touch picking me up from the underground
I don't need my drugs
We could be more than just part-time lovers

[Post-Chorus]
We could be more than just part-time lovers
We could be more than just part-time lovers

[Outro]
Can you hear me? SOS
Help me put my mind to rest