Avicii & Wyclef Jean Fight AIDS With Stirring Collabo "Divine Sorrow"
It's been an exciting day for Avicii fans. Not only did the Swedish DJ reveal his twangy new track "The Nights," but he's also got a stirring new collaboration with Wyclef Jean that supports a great cause. "Divine Sorrow" is a new track put out by Coca-Cola and (RED), the AIDS-fighting initiative co-founded by Bono, to help raise funds to battle the disease.
Wyclef opens "Divine Sorrow" by crooning his verses with digitally altered vocals over Avicii's minimal, drum n' bass production. The track begins growing as the instrumental incorporates guitars, synths and racing percussion as Wyclef's vocals get louder and stronger. The Haitian singer belts on the empowering chorus, "We will never, we will never have a change of mind / We belong together / We will never, we will never be the worried kind / We sing our sorrows away," ahead of Avicii's signature, epic bass drops.
"The whole idea with the song is it's a celebration song," Jean told the Wall Street Journal. "No matter what you're going through today, you're going to overcome it tomorrow." We can get down with that.
"Divine Sorrow" isn't the first time the unlikely duo have linked up. The stars joined Santana for the 2014 World Cup's official anthem "Dar um Jeito," revealed in April, and they have a reggae collabo planned for Avicii's 2015 album that also features Matisyahu.
Check out the the graffiti-themed lyric video above. All proceeds from "Divine Sorrow" support the fight against AIDS so pick up the song right here.