Avicii used his set at Tomorrowland this weekend as a platform to debut new music – that much was to be expected. What we didn’t see coming, however, was that he’d gradually begin to adopt tropical house as his style of choice.
Near the end of his set, Avicii premiered three IDs with the working titles “Some Nights,” “The Way It Should” and “Nothing To Lose,” and all of them had distinctly tropical elements. While a slide towards the genre could be traced back to his last couple of releases, it seems to be a bold statement for such a mainstager to abandon their usual style in favor of something so relatively obscure.
That said, characteristic of artists like Kygo and Thomas Jack, tropical house has grown in popularity substantially over the past few years. Being that Avicii’s sound has leaned more towards acoustic instrumentals in recent years with smash hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother,” it’s not a dramatic leap for him to cross over in to the genre – whether the transition is temporary or otherwise.
Bear with the subpar sound quality in the video above to give Avicii‘s new songs a listen and tell us, do you like his new direction? Let us know what you think in the comments.