Swedish dance musician Avicii is making an album with guest vocalists including Chris Martin, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jon Bon Jovi and System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian.
Avicii is also producing a duet between Wyclef Jean and Matisyahu for the album, which follows 2013’s ‘True’. The only definite song title so far is ‘No Pleasing A Woman’, which features Green Day singer Armstrong.
Real name Tim Bergling, Avicii told Rolling Stone he’d been getting nutritional advice from Martin, after cancelling his appearance at Ultra Festival in Miami in March from exhaustion. “Chris has been like a brother and helps out with my nutritionist,” said Avicii. “I find it hard to gain weight, so I drink shakes in the morning.”
Avicii produced Coldplay’s recent single ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’. He said: “Chris needs every part to be perfect. I’m not like that.” Martin has written songs for the likes of Embrace and Canadian singer Ron Sexsmith, but his Avicii collaboration will be his first featured vocal on a dance album since guesting on Faultline’s ‘Where Is My Boy’ on the producer’s 2002 album ‘Your Love Means Everything’.