Despite retiring from touring back in March of 2016, 2017 has still been an important year for DJ, producer and songwriter Avicii. Real name Tim Bergling, the Swedish superstar released his comeback EP — titled ‘Avīci’ — last month which featured collaborations with AlunaGeorge, Billy Raffoul, Vargas & Lagola and Sandro Cavazza. His team-up with Rita Ora, 'Lonely Together', also proved particularly successful for the Nordic native, with Avicii promising two more EPs are currently in the pipeline.
But it's not just his own material Avicii has been busy working on since he quit life on the road. He's also been in the studio with disco legend Nile Rodgers working on Chic's comeback album, which is expected to be released early next year.
Holed up in Stockholm since his retirement, fans will now be able to get a monthly taste of the producer thanks to his new radio show, Avicii FM, plus his much-anticipated ‘True Stories’ documentary, which debuted in selected theatres at the close of October. The work of director Levan Tsikurishvili, the film traces the unvarnished truth behind the success of the Grammy-nominated star — it’s an honest account of what it’s like to hit the big time.
Tsikurishvili followed Avicii for over four years to make the flick, capturing his beginnings, the successes, and subsequent struggles with his physical and mental health. The film features appearances by Chris Martin, David Guetta, Wyclef Jean and Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and is a rare and important insight into the producer's journey thus far.