Since announcing his retirement from touring in April of 2016, Avicii’s fans have hoped for a comeback. Over the past few weeks, distant speculation of his return has transformed into the confirmation of a new EP to be released on August 10th.
On Instagram Avicii began teasing the release a week ago, posting a short clip from a new track “Without You”, captioned ‘New music coming very very (very) soon!’. Since then, brief teasers of all six tracks on the new ‘Avīci’ EP have graced the internet, solidifying any doubt over his return.
Among the tracks previewed is “What Would I Change It To” with English electronic duo AlunaGeorge. The snippet features Avicii’s noteworthy melodic country-house stylings paired with a beautiful vocal by Aluna herself. Horns penetrate sharply through the acoustic guitar dominated mix giving the track a sense of pleasant down-home authenticity.
Listen to the preview in Avicii’s Instagram post here: