What is the reason we come here?… To this planet I mean.
So many souls, lives and perspectives. Billions of us, all present on this world with our own paths, goals and timetables. Why is it some of us can be here for a full “life time” and accomplish nothing while impacting NOBODY, and others can be here momentarily, change the world and touch millions?
Tim Bergling was undoubtedly a member of the latter of the two, and I bet some of you at this point are probably questioning how a young DJ from Sweden could have ever really changed the world, and I’m here to tell you, unapologetically… you don’t know jack shit. Forgive my Swedish.
Like most EDM fans, I was introduced to Avicii back in 2011 when his hit “Levels” smashed the airwaves. I wasn’t new to electronic dance music at all. I initially learned of “Techno” (old terminology) back in the 90’s when I lived in NY. For some reason I lost touch with Techno and electronic music for the whole first decade of 2000. But late 2010, early 2011 came around and I found myself falling back into the genre. It was around this time that the first few artists I discovered were Skrillex, Tiesto, deadmau5, Armin Van Buuren and Avicii.
I could literally go on for hours if I even attempted at sharing all the things that made Avicii and his music special to me, so I’ll do my best to condense my thoughts to honor his memory. Aside from “Levels”, the track of his that really made me a fan was “Silhouettes”. If you have no clue what I’m talking about I highly suggest you click this here video link of the original and then search the plethora of crazy remixes that are out there.
Avicii’s music was Positive, Refreshing, Different, Inspiring, Uplifting & Thought Provoking.
As an artist, a member of the human race, and (like us all) limited time here on Earth, he put in a lifetimes worth of work and love into his music and touched everyone who sat quiet enough to listen. I was one of those listeners. I regret that I never met him or seen him perform live. I’ve been to many live DJ shows but I never caught one of his, and now I never can. Thinking about that brings a very deep sadness to my heart.
I think people come to this planet to make choices…
Good and bad are human constructs, but still extremely important for our direction and influences towards others. Avicii came here and spread love, music, art, and made people happy. Some people need more time, others require more lives, but 28 years and a laptop was all Tim Bergling needed. He was shy, suffered from anxiety and other illnesses, but he still gave a lot of himself. So much so that this could possibly be the reason for his sudden passing. (At the time of this writing, details of his death have still not been released.) Either way, he lived here on Earth with us very briefly and made his choices. His music and legacy is all that’s left now, and it’s more than enough.