The release plans are unclear, but Neil Jacobson of Geffen Records says Avicii was working on "incredible, magical music."
Prior to his death, Avicii worked hard on his next album, according to longtime A & R manager Neil Jacobson.
Jacobson, president of Geffen Records and someone who has spoken since his groundbreaking album "Levels," just two days before his death with the Swedish DJ (real name Tim Bergling). Avicii was found dead on Friday (April 20) in Muscat, Oman. He was 28 years old.
"We've been working on it and it's been his best music in years, honest," Jacobson revealed in an interview with Variety . "And I know, because I had all his albums [A&R’d]he was so inspired, he was so excited, we had mill sessions for a month, we had to put end times on the sessions, because Tim would only work for 1
Jacobson confirmed that there are "a few" features on the album, but he would "rather not say who". He explained, "Tim had a list of people he hoped we could reach this album, which was really the last communication I got from him two days ago, and that's insistent."
Discussions about what will happen to this music – and whether a new Avicii album will be released posthumously – has yet to take place. When asked about possible release plans, he replied, "I have no idea."
He continued, "I'll sit down and talk to the family as soon as they have the opportunity to breathe." I never did, Actually, that was the case with an artist I worked with before and that Well, I do not know, we will try to get some advice from the family and everyone will put their heads together and try what we do Think Tim would want us to do it. "
Zum At the time of going to press, Avicci's cause of death was not reported, although he knew of health problems, including acute pancreatitis. He announced his decision to discontinue the tour in 2016.
Variety inquired about the possibility of "substance abuse problems" to which Jacobson replied, "I can not tell you much, because I just do not do it. I'll say that if any of those rumors [about substance abuse] really true, I would have felt that I had seen it, and as much as I was around him, I never saw anything, he did not celebrate. He would go to a club to hear the DJ. "
"He missed the actual DJing," said the Geffen manager, Avicii had resigned from the tour. "He loves pure dance music, you want to lose your mind, go to the middle of a festival crowd for an Avicii concert, he understood the ebb and flow of a show, a set how to make people dance, as you know when to drop them, how to know when to bring them up and bring them down again Then you would end up crying three quarters of the way through the show and you did not know why. "
" His respect for art, creativity … He aspired to be a great artist, it never was, & # 39; The record is good enough, let's go. & # 39; It had to be great, and I'll miss that, "he said.