On Friday, the entertainment industry was buffeted by the news that one of dance music’s superstars, Avicii had died at the age of 28 in Oman. From festivals to clubs around the world, it seemed like every DJ paid their respects to the late DJ over the weekend. That will likely continue this week and into the summer. A lot of questions remain surrounding his death, but he was working on music that according to Geffen Records’ Neil Jacobson was “the best of his career.” This was all part of an album that they were working on.
In an interview with Variety, Jacobson talked about working with Avicii and the new music that the producer was working on. They would have to pace Bergling so he would stop working after long, intense sessions.
"We were working on it and it was his best music in years, honestly. And I know because I [A&R’d] all of his albums. He was so inspired. He was so psyched. We had done a month of grinder sessions. We had to actually put end times on the sessions because Tim would just work for 16 hours straight, which was his nature,” Jacobson described. “You had to pull him out. Like, ‘Tim, come on. Go to bed. Get some rest.’ … It’s just a tragedy. We have this incredible, magical music.”
The album according to Jacobson has a few features, but it is unknown whether or not the project will ever be released.
"I have no idea. I’m going to sit down and talk to the family once everybody has a chance to take a breath,” Jacobson continues. “We’ll try to get some advice from the family and everybody’s going to put their heads together and try and do what we think Tim would want us to do.”