While some may envy the lifestyle of those soaking in the spotlight, many fail to take into consideration the mental exhaustion that comes with the fast-track to fame. Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, is an artist with words to share on the matter, having recently stated:
“In the past six years I have been on a never-ending tour, apart for the last nine months during my time-out. I did around 325 shows in a year with traveling on top of that. It couldn’t continue. In the end I had to re-evaluate my situation and change my lifestyle.” (via Volvo Cars)
After his 9-month recovery period, the Swedish DJ returns – and not empty-handed, either. With him he brings a reworking of the 1964 classic “Feeling Good.” Avicii’s interpretation flows with softly pulsing synths and a swirling blend of gentle electronica which serve as the backdrop to Audra Mae‘s emotionally charged and soulful vocal delivery.