When Forbes released their annual highest-paid DJs list this week, noticeably absent from this year’s group was Avicii. The 27-year-old Swedish producer, who has previously made the cut, is making sure he’s not omitted on the next list. After being on a year-plus hiatus, he returned with a surprise six-track EP titled simply, Avici.
“I’m really excited to be back with music once again, it has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music!” Avicii says in a statement. “My focus on this first EP of the album was to get a mix of new and old songs, some that fans have been asking about/waiting for mixed with brand new songs that they haven’t heard before!”
The EP features collaborations with Rita Ora, AlunaGeorge, Billy Raffoul, Vargas & Lagola and Sandro Cavazza, plus an Avicii remix of Cavazza’s “So Much Better.” They’re all great, but the Ora-assisted one is my favorite. Check them all out below.
Avicii ft. Rita Ora ‘Lonely Together’
Avicii ft. AlunaGeorge ‘What Would I Change It To’
Avicii ft. Vargas & Lagola ‘Friend Of Mine’
Avicii ft. Billy Raffoul ‘You Be Love’
Avicii ft. Sandro Cavazza ‘Without You’