Avicii the dance floor genius that brought us the smashing hits “Fade Into Darkness”, “Seek Bromance” and “Levels” is now back with a new release WAKE ME UP! the lead single from his forthcoming debut studio album #TRUE.

“Wake Me Up!” represents a new stylistic direction for Avicii.  Featuring a bluegrass-style guitar riff, syncopated handclaps, and country-inflected vocals by Aloe Blacc, the song exemplifies Avicii’s innovative and experimental blending of house music with acoustic instruments and seemingly unrelated musical genres.  The result is an irresistible and incredibly stimulating dance track that lies comfortably between Mumford & Sons and the Swedish House Mafia. 

The single is now already a worldwide hit reaching the #1 spot in thirteen countries and #5 on the Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Songs.  In the UK singles charts, it became the fastest selling single of 2013 so far.  Just over a month since its release, “Wake Me Up!” has sold over 1,113,641 singles worldwide with no signs of slowing down. 

Here’s the official teaser video of WAKE ME UP:

And here’s the official Lyric Video of the song featuring ALOE BLACC:

#TRUE, Avicii’s first full-length studio album will feature collaborations with vocalist Aloe Blacc, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger, and country artist Mac Davis.  #TRUE is due for release on September 17th of this year. 

“WAKE ME UP” is now available online via iTunes and Smart Music exclusively under MCA Music in cooperation with SMART and LINE.

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