Late Swedish DJ Avicii's dance song "Tough Love", which features sounds from India, released this week. Avicii's first posthumous single, 'SOS' featuring Aloe Blacc, was released in April, one year after his death.
"Tough Love" was produced and written by Avicii (Tim Bergling), Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir (Vargas and Lagola). Al Fakir and Pontare are longtime collaborators of Tim and worked with him on "Silhouettes", "Hey brother", "Without you" and more.
In the spring of 2017, after Bergling had been exploring music from northwest India, he played a melody loop for the two.
"Oddly enough, the Indian influences fit perfectly into a song we were working on, something that was so typical of Tim," Pontare said in a statement.
"He was a melodic genius."