Avicii has revealed that he is working on a new album, following the announcement of his retirement from touring.
The Swedish producer said that he is currently finishing the project, which will consist of unreleased songs that were produced over the course of his career.
“I'm collecting what I have left from the last eight years, stuff I've always loved but haven't had an outlet for,” he told The Hollywood Reporter, “and I'm seeing what to release and what not to release.”
Last week, the DJ (real name: Tim Bergling) announced that his 2016 run of tour dates would be his last in a statement via his official website.
Bergling said he plans to premiere a number of songs during his remaining live shows. At a concert in Dubai last weekend, the DJ played a new track featuring vocals from Australian popstar Sia, which he says is “a demo, not the finished version”.
He added: “It's one of a lot of new songs that I haven't finally worked out yet. That version isn't the Sia/Avicii song. We're still trying to find the right version.”
After his last show, scheduled to take place in Ibiza on 28th August 2016, Bergling says he plans to continue producing music, “whether that means doing other projects, songwriting for other artists, or whatever.”
Asked by The Hollywood Reporter whether he might return to touring in the future, he responded: “I could envision a comeback. Maybe in 60 years.”
Avicii released his second studio, ‘Stories’, in October 2015.
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