Avicii‘s first posthumous launch, “SOS” noticed featured vocalist, Aloe Blacc, lend his signature vocal tone to an Avicii manufacturing as soon as once more. The previous Blacc-assisted anthem, “Wake Me Up,” and the comparatively extra present “SOS” every explored themes of optimism and chance via sincere, bare-faced vocals, passionately delivered by Blacc. The undergirding drum work heard on “SOS,” accompanied by steadily climbing, plunky synths, creates an instrumental aptitude complementary not solely to the only’s melody, however to Blacc’s vulnerably weighty contributions. “SOS” surfaced as a poignant reminder of Avicii’s inextricable expertise, and now, fellow producer and longtime scene staple, Laidback Luke, has provided a tasteful take of the latest launch.
Whereas Avicii’s unique unfurls at an unhurried tempo well-suited for radio play, Luke’s remix is perceptibly extra competition oriented, in each its use of an accelerated bpm and emphasis on high-powered drops that may be of plain efficiency in a large-scale, outside setting. Luke drives the tune’s distinguishing chords upwards, to sculpt progressive ascents that emanate an unbridled digital vitality.
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