Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and System of a Down’s Serj Tankian to Appear on New Avicii Album

2014-07-23

Story by Cat Badra

Avicii’s upcoming album will feature a mix of genres, from rock to punk

Avicii’s is known for his catchy, pop-friendly EDM, but it appears his next album will feature a mix of genres, including some rock. Speaking with Rolling Stone, the Swedish musician dropped the news that his follow-up to 2013’s “True” will feature a selection of collaborations with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Jon Bon Jovi, Matisyahu and Wyclef Jean.

The tune with Armstrong is named “No Pleasing a Woman,” while the song featuring Wyclef Jean and Matis­yahu is a duet of sorts that’s still being worked out. “I love it,” Bergling says of the Jean and Matisyahu song, “but I don’t know what to do with it yet.”

When asked about the direction of the upcoming album, Avicii ((a.k.a. Tim Bergling) told the publication, “It’s going to be a lot more song-oriented. True was an attempt at that, getting electronic music in a song format.”

There’s no word yet on a title or release date for the upcoming album, but the collection is expected to arrive sometime later this year.

Avicii co-produced Coldplay’s buoyant Ghost Stories track “A Sky Full of Stars,” which explains the connection to Martin, who has apparently become “like a brother” to the producer born Tim Bergling. But the other collaborators suggest a strange new direction for Avicii. There’s little other information available now, but with Armstrong and Tankian involved, count on this record steering pretty far away from the bluegrass experiments Bergling tried last time.




Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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