Jun 022015

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.

The cover comes to us via the creative collaboration between Bergling and Volvo Cars for their New Beginning brand campaign. For you automotive enthusiasts out there: the video shows us Bergling sporting the Volco XC90 intertwined with scenic shots of Sweden’s breathtaking country side.

Watch the music video down below.

Listen to Avicii here.

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