We’d heard earlier this week that Pete Tong would be premiering the first single from Avicii‘s forthcoming album, the Aloe Blacc-featured “Wake Me Up,” and now it is here. We imagine that if you were one of the ravers who hated or was confused by Avicii’s Ultra Music Festival performance back in March, you’re not going to dig this now that you’re hearing the final version, but it does show that dude is willing to try something new. Some are calling this country EDM, but is it really different than having a hip-hop or rock bit in your track before it drops? This isn’t to say that I’ll be blasting this while watching the little one, but I’m definitely not mad at the effort.
We’re hearing that the European release will be on June 17; we’re assuming that’s the release date for the “Wake Me Up” single.