Avicii Making Music With Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin And Serj Tankian

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 23rd July, 2014

Avicii Making Music With Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin And Serj Tankian

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin, System of A Down’s Serj Tankian, and Jon Bon Jovi are among the collaborator’s set for Avicii‘s next album. The EDM superstar previously worked with the Coldplay frontman on A Sky Full of Stars from the band’s latest album, Ghost Stories.

As Rolling Stone reports, in addition to a duet between US-based reggae artists Wyclef Jean and Matisyahu, the Swedish DJ and producer’s follow-up to his hit 2013 full-length, True, will include a collaboration with the Green Day frontman that has reportedly been titled No Pleasing a Woman.

Though there are currently no details on the other collaborations, Rolling Stone writes that the material the producer is working on for his as-yet-untitled album (due out late this year) is an expansion of the sound established on True. “It’s going to be a lot more song-oriented,” Avicii himself told the magazine. “True was an attempt at that, getting electronic music in a song format.”

Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, has developed a knack for drafting unexpected, cross-genre collaborators for his albums. Among the guests that appeared on True were Queen‘s touring frontman Adam Lambert, Soulfest-bound star Aloe Blacc, and dance music veteran Nile Rogers.

Regarding his relationship with Martin, Berling described the frontman as a trustworthy confidant. “Chris has been like a brother,” he said, before remarking on what it’s like working with Martin. “He needs every part to be perfect. I’m not like that,” he said, “which is why I’ve got 70 songs.”

Watch: Coldplay – A Sky Full Of Stars


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