Avicii – Tough Love
Today marks the release of ‘Tough Love’, the 2nd single released from Avicii‘s posthumous album TIM. ‘Tough Love’ has been composed with Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir better known as Vargas & Lagola and joining the vocals for the track as a duet is Pontare’s wife Agnes (which was highly supported by Chris Martin from Coldplay). These 3 have worked on multiple very successful Avicii songs in the past such as ‘Silhouettes’, ‘Hey Brother’, ‘Friend of Mine‘ and ‘Without You’. So yet again, we are expecting greatness just like the songs of old.
‘Tough Love’ has been said to have been around 80% complete at the unfortunate time of Tim’s death back in April 2018. We’ve always known Avicii to venture out into new genres and stay one step ahead of the times just like he did with ‘Wake Me Up‘ back in 2013. Pontare and Al Fakir continued those ways with ‘Tough Love’ by preserving the oriental-influenced melody that Avicii created when the demo was first presented to him. Again this is a completely different sound than we’ve ever heard from Avicii before. ‘Tough Love’ is truly a melodic masterpiece that yet again envisioned was way before it’s time.
The full album TIM is set to release on the 6th of June. We are even more anxious now to hear the rest of the album and wish early June could be here tomorrow! All net proceeds from the album sales will be donated to the Tim Bergling Foundation. The foundation’s initial focus will be on offering support to individuals and organizations within the field of mental health and suicide prevention, as well as secondarily expanding to cover other issues such as climate change, nature conservation and the protection of endangered species.
Check out Avicii’s ‘Tough Love’ featuring Vargas & Lagola & Agnes below!