Avicii Wanted Me for ‘SOS’
I Didn’t Find Out Until After He Died
4/11/2019 12:40 AM PDT
Avicii wanted Aloe Blacc for his next big single, but Aloe didn’t know that until AFTER the late superstar DJ died.
Aloe tells TMZ … he got involved with collaborating for Avicii’s “SOS” track, which dropped Wednesday as the new single in Avicii’s posthumous album, “TIM.” But, get this … the Grammy-nominated singer tells us Avicii’s team found out about the DJ wanting Aloe after reading notes the DJ had left behind.
As we reported … Avicii was close to completing the new album before his tragic death a year ago this month. He left behind a collection of nearly-finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music.
And that’s how Avicii’s team learned the DJ wanted Aloe Blacc for “SOS.”
Check out the vid … Aloe — who had previously collaborated with Avicii for the 2013 hit, “Wake Me Up” — talks about the song’s importance on asking for help when dealing with mental health issues.
As we reported … proceeds from the album — slated to drop June 6 — benefit the Tim Bergling Foundation to help prevent mental illness and suicide.