Avicii on How Superstar Features, Rock Music & Health Issues Made 'Stories'

If True indicated it, Stories confirms it. Avicii'second full-length album situates the 26-year-old away from his Ultra-headlining past and more toward a genre-bending production wizard. Just like his 2013 debut LP, his latest mixes a slew of genres—arena rock, '90s hip hop, a little bit of reggae—but this time the songs are blended and ordered in a way that feels more cohesive rather than like a mixed bag of musical candy.

While Avicii's been laying low after post-emergency surgery issues forced him to cancel the rest of his 2014 tour schedule, Fuse checked in with the Swedish producer to talk Stories, musical influences and how he's feeling nowadays. Check it below and be sure to stream the new record as you're reading.