Avicii- Wake Me Up


I haven’t posted anything in a few days and I know I am a little late on this song, but I had to write about it.

I am a HUGE EDM (Electric Dance Music) and house DJ Avicii fan. It is the absolute best music to dance or listen to in a party environment.  Plus, many songs have a lot of meaning and substance lyrically. My favorite DJ’s definitely are Alesso, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Krewella, Hardwell, Dada Life, Nero, Zedd and Martin Solveig. This music has been taking over the top 40 airwaves and is not showing any signs of slowing down.

Avicii is one of the most popular house artists in the game, and he proves exactly why with his newest single, “Wake Me Up.” The song is completely different than anything we have heard from him before.  I heard a really great comparison of it.  The person said, “on one side there is Mumford & Sons, and on the other is David Guetta.”  This is 100% accurate.  The beat is very electronic and dance-like which is exactly what we come to expect from Avicii, however, the vocals sound almost country.  American soul singer Aloe Blacc delivers an exceptional vocal performance on this record.  You can hear the soul in his voice and he is one of the main reasons why I currently have this song on repeat.

Avicii made a name for himself with his 2011 hit, “Levels.”  Since then he has continued to be a force to be reckoned with in the EDM world, however, he has not received much mainstream success.  In 2013 he released a collaborative single with fellow house DJ Nicky Romero titled, “I Could Be The One.” The single was played on radio stations across the US, but did not reach the level that I’m sure he wanted it to.

Other house artists like David Guetta and Calvin Harris have made successful crossovers into the mainstream world.  Each artist has had multiple smash hits in the last few years and have become household names. I believe that ‘Wake Me Up” could achieve major mainstream success and could convert Avicii into a mainstream global music sensation. Avicii also announced that his first studio album, #TRUE, will be released on September 17th, 2013.  If “Wake Me Up” becomes the hit like I think it will, #TRUE could be one of the biggest albums in EDM history.

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