True [Deluxe Edition]

True [Deluxe Edition]

by AviciiAvicii


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With the hypnotic and bright Grammy-nominated track "Levels," Swedish EDM DJ/producer Tim Bergling aka Avicii unleashed a global dance hit the size of "Beachball," "Blue Monday," "Starships," and maybe even "The Hokey Pokey." If the masses leave the dancefloor, "Levels" brings them back with sunshine and light, but Avicii's debut album is a sharp left turn, kicking off with the acoustic guitar strum of "Wake Me Up," a pleasant, well-written heritage pop track where "I Need a Dollar" vocalist Aloe Blacc gets thrown in a synthetic Mumford & Sons surrounding for something very non-"Levels." It's a strange jumble that works, but even more surprising is the seductive "Addicted to You," where Oklahoma singer/songwriter Audra Mae gets sultry on a song co-written by country and pop legend Mac Davis, and don't wonder long about how the results ended up sounding so Nina Simone, because the curve balls keep coming. Adam Lambert reins in his glam tactics on the Nile Rodgers-assisted "Lay Me Down" for a disco and Daft Punk swerve, while the kinetic down-on-the-farm "Shame on Me" offers a knee-slapping, EDM-meets-country rave-up that threatens to go hambone with a solo on the spoons. Country music and bluegrass keep winding their way into the album, and while it rarely smacks of a gimmick, these rustic numbers often evolve into EDM around their drum machine-introducing choruses, as if True was a remix album commission Avicii picked up while vacationing in Appalachia. In the end, it's an admirable and interesting effort where the highs offset the lows, but those with molly in hand and dancing shoes on feet should just cool their jets and get ready to sit a spell.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2013
Label: Island
UPC: 0602537484607
catalogNumber: 001905902
Rank: 8195

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avicii   Primary Artist
Nile Rodgers   Guitar
Gabe Dixon   Background Vocals
Mike Einziger   Guitar
Aloe Blacc   Vocals
Peter Dyer   Keyboards
Blondfire   Vocals
Salem al Fakir   Vocals
Adam Lambert   Vocals
Audra Mae   Vocals
Russell Graham   Background Vocals
Linnea Henriksson   Vocals
Sterling Fox   Vocals
Dan Tyminski   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mac Davis   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer,Producer
Neal Cappellino   Engineer
Jonas Knutsson   Composer
Chris Cheney   Engineer
Mike Einziger   Composer
Aloe Blacc   Composer
Erica Driscoll   Composer
Bruce Driscoll   Composer
Antony Hegarty   Composer
Peter Dyer   Composer
Ryan Shanahan   Engineer
Michael Einziger   Engineer
Vincent Pontare   Composer
Salem al Fakir   Composer
Adam Lambert   Composer
Audra Mae   Composer
Tim Bergling   Composer,Producer
Angelo Caputo   Engineer
Ash Pournouri   Composer,Executive Producer,Management
Kyle VandeKerkhoff   Engineer
Sterling Fox   Composer
Karen Ørsted   Composer
Josh Kratchic   Composer

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