RIP Tim Bergling aka Avicii
Just caught wind of this, not sure if it's a hoax or not, but it's being reported so ... RIP Avicii. Personally, he was my favorite EDM artist, and has been for a long time. I haven't heard a cause of death, but the Swede was 28. Dammit.
"Levels" remains my favorite cut of the last decade:
Then there was "Penguin" -
I'd be happy to know this death notice was a hoax. I love this man's music. I checked Instagram, and Paris Hilton herself has an RIP and a more elaborate second RIP, and that might sound silly, but it's really not.
He was 28 years-old.
Personally, alive or not, his music helped and helps me. It's difficult to explain how certain forms of electronic music helps depressives of the worst kind, but it does, and Avicii's music specifically carries. I don't know the mechanics of music, music theory if you will - the tones, chords, keys, etc, but I do know there is something about his work that ... works. Penguin and Levels for me, but so much else for even the novice listener, and I consider myself a novice listener.
I hope his passing is not true, but if it is, I hope he found some peace, because he brought a great deal of solace to me, and his music will continue to do so.