November 17, 2014


Avicii Returns With Twangy New Track "The Nights"

Avicii may be taking it easy on the touring front for the rest of the year, but the DJ/producer is gearing up for a huge 2015 and is ready to unleash some new music before December 31 rolls around.

Enter "The Nights," his latest foray into experimental EDM. By "experimental" we mean "throwing some unlikely genres together and seeing what works," as Avicii has found himself in a country-gone-electronic place for the past couple of years. Smash hit "Wake Me Up" showed the world that banjos, acoustic guitars and club-ready beats can work together for one hugely danceable hit, and the steel strings present on his collaboration with Coldplay "A Sky Full of Stars" capitalized on the same momentum.

And if it ain't broke? Don't fix it! "The Nights" gives us more of that, with shouts of "HEY!" the Lumineers would be proud of punctuating a boot-stompin' rhythm and furious strumming. It's catchy, it's uplifting and it's just as rowdy and twangified as "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother" before it.

Listen to "The Nights" above, and stay tuned for more Avicii info in the coming months.