Remember that one time Avicii dropped a folk set at Ultra? Well, here’s the first studio offering from that infamous outing, the Aloe Blacc assisted “Wake Me Up.” The single, which will feature on Bergling’s forthcoming album, is set to officially receive its world premiere on BBC Radio 1 tonight, but like all things, has hit the Internet early.
To describe the song, I’d say that “Wake Me Up” is a mixture of vintage Avicii melodies, hoedown-appropriate guitar strums, and inspiring Blacc vocals. I guess it could technically be classified as folk house? Bluegrass house maybe? Either way, I think (and hope) it’s a Summer anthem in the making. Basically an EDM version of Mumford & Sons, as crazy at that may sound. Stream below.