"Disruption is good when a scene is half stuck," says EDM sensation, whose debut will be released on PRMD Music/Island Records
Swedish DJ Avicii has accomplished musical milestones like selling out Radio City Music Hall and collaborating with Madonna, but this fall he will do something he has not done before: release a studio album.
"This is about me being true to my sound but also to my own influences and musical preferences," Avicii (AKA Tim Bergling) exclusively told Billboard. "This album consists 100% of songs I personally love. It's true to me, true to my brand, true to Avicii."
On Sept. 17, the 21-year-old DJ-producer widely known for his mega-hit "Levels" will release the aptly-titled "#TRUE," his hotly anticipated freshman album. Avicii debuted selections from the album at Ultra Music Festival this past March, performing live alongside several collaborators including Aloe Blacc, Joakim Berg, and Audra Mae. The list of other supporting acts includes Nile Rodgers, Mac Davis, and Incubus' Mike Einziger -- not typical 'EDM' artists.