The mission to complete Avicii‘s musical map continues, but in light of the beloved artist’s passing in 2018, fans rely on his closest collaborators to hold the compass true. In April, we heard his first posthumous single, “S.O.S.” featuring Aloe Blacc and co-producers Albin Nedler and Kristoffer Fogelmark. Now “Tough Love” is a worldly pop sound featuring Indian string arrangements with vocals from Agnes and co-production from Vargas & Lagola.
“Tough Love” co-producers previously worked with Avicii, born Tim Bergling, on hits “Hey Brother,” “Sillhouettes” and “Without You.” Before Bergling died, he was exploring sounds from north India, and he shared with the duo a musical loop one day inspired by these traditional styles.
“Tough Love” is a summery, catchy dance-pop tune, the second single from forthcoming posthumous album Tim. It’s out now on Universal Music. Listen below or buy/stream it here.