After suffering a couple unexpected setbacks, Avicii‘s Stories is finally on its way. The producer’s highly anticipated sophomore album has been scheduled for an October 2nd release, and the news comes along with two new singles, “Pure Grinding” and “For A Better Day.”
The first track, “For A Better Day,” centers on a jive piano climbing around the vocal talent of Alex Ebert. The second, “Pure Grinding” with Kristoffer Fogelmark & Earl St. Clair, depicts a surprisingly different side of Avicii, implementing a more trap influenced structure than anything we’ve seen before.
Avicii says of the album:
“[It] refines what I didn’t feel was perfect last time. I think there are more layers to the songs than before, and every song has been written on acoustic guitar, so the structure is different.”
Apparently there were numerous records that didn’t make it onto the album, teasing the potential for a follow-up collection of B-sides.
The new singles are certainly interesting, and prompt more curiosity on what to expect from Stories.
1. Waiting for Love ( feat. Simon Aldred)
2. Talk to Myself
3. Touch Me (feat. Audra Mae)
4. Ten More Days
5. For a Better Day (feat. Alex Ebert)
6. Broken Arrows (feat. Zac Brown Band)
7. True Believer
8. City Lights
9. Pure Grinding (feat. Kristoffer Fogelmark & Earl St. Clair)
10. Sunset Jesus
11. Can’t Catch Me (feat. Wyclef Jean & Matisyahu)
12. Somewhere In Stockholm
14. Gonna Love Ya