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Gem of the Week: Avicii

4 Dec

The worldwide hit song Wake Me Up by Swedish DJ Avicii, has a catchy vibe that made its way into my current favorite’s list.

After hearing this song played at least twice a day on the radio during my drive to work, I came to appreciate the eclectic styles it blends.

An article on Billboard.com stated:

“The song has sold 1.9 million downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Parent album “True” debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 two weeks ago and has sold 77,000 copies.”

Wake Me Up is co-written by american soul singer Aloe Blacc who performs the vocals and features acoustic guitar by Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger.

I love Blacc’s lyrics they are well written and inspiring. I especially like the verse:

” Wish that I could stay forever this young

Not afraid to close my eyes

Life’s a game made for everyone

And love is the prize”

The song is refreshing and new fusing artists from alternative, soul and electronic backgrounds, who pulled together this catchy hit.

You can listen and learn more about Avicii from his official site.

 

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