Sometimes we mean things quite literally.
No matter what your thoughts are on EDM chances are Avicii found his way into your life one way or another. Elle Hunt for the Guardian put it well.
“In 2011, whether you were drinking cheap wine out of a mug in someone’s room, or amid a heaving mass of strangers at the same grimy nightclub you went to every week, or eating pizza outside afterwards, it was only a matter of time before you heard his breakout hit Levels.”
“These were the songs of Saturday night, 2011-14. If you are in your 20s now and went to a nightclub, music festival, house party or shopping centre between mid-2011 and early 2012, the chances are you had an Avicii moment, whether you recognised it at the time or not.”
He’s my age, and he was doing cool stuff and while we don’t know how he died we do know that he was having a rough time six months ago, getting crushed by responsibilities and a life he wasn’t happy with.
This is the part where I say something succinct but maybe I’ll let Bergling have the final word.