By Aaron Filderman
Swedish DJ and producer Tim Bergling, a.k.a. Avicii, announced his retirement on March 29 through his social media accounts, stating there’s so much he wants to do with his life. Having been in the EDM scene since 2006, his early retirement came as a big surprise to all his fans.
“I’m not surprised, because he’s been around for many years, but he retired so suddenly,” said Rachel Margolis, sophomore.
Avicii has announced that 2016 will be his last year, which will result in his third and final studio album expected to be released this year. Although some people are not fans of him or his music, but it still can be shocking to some with this sudden news.
“I didn’t expect it at his age of 26. I’m not upset of his retirement because I wasn’t a fan of his music, but it’s still shocking to hear,” said Nick Francese, sophomore.
Avicii has grown to fame since 2011 since releasing his biggest chart-topping hit, “Levels”, which can be heard throughout entertainment media such as TV shows, movies and even video games. Since then, he has written more and more hits including a collaboration with Dutch DJ and producer, Nicky Romero, in “I Could Be The One” and “Wake Me Up” featuring vocals from Aloe Blac for his debut album titled TRUE back in 2013. Avicii has recently released a new track on March 11 with vocals from Conrad Sewell entitled, “Taste The Feeling”.
At the recent Ultra Music Festival, he has premiered a couple of new tracks for the upcoming third studio album. Although Avicii has announced a retirement, he has stated through his social media accounts, “[part] of me can never say never, I could be back… but I won’t be right back.”
For some fans, this hopefully means that he may come back at some point in the near future.