“Stories”, Avicii’s second album celebrates its sixth anniversary
After the tremendous success of his first album ‘True,’ Avicii fans were eagerly awaiting his second project which would ultimately cement the Swedish the name of the legend in the music history book. After two years to wait and tease new music at festivals like Ultra in 2015, people were eager to get their hands on the new hardware. Heralding some exciting new collaborations and an album that would be “more song-oriented”, the project was for sure Avicii’s best work to date.
‘Stories’ hit the shelves on October 2, 2015, and once again featured a tracklist containing a totally different sound from ‘True.’ Avicii, as expected, distinguished himself from what was considered the norm in electronic dance music at the time. With artists such as Chris Martin (Coldplay), Zac Brown, Wyclef Jean, Sandro Cavazza, and work with Martin Garrix, Mike Posner and Carl Falk, Avicii made sure that this album would be even better than the last one.
With 14 tracks, the compilation included some of Avicii’s most notorious songs in his career. Songs such as “Ten more days”, “For a better day”, “Broken arrows”, and more particularly from the original tracklist “While waiting for love” in which Avicii co-wrote with Garrix and premiered as the album’s first single. But another remarkable song on ‘Stories’ actually comes from his list of bonus tracks, and it’s “The nights.” A song that has always gained more publicity over time. It has now generated more than 766 million views on Youtube and more 872 million streams on Spotify.
The album peaked in the Top ten in 19 countries with three locations n ° 1, including the US Billboard Dance graphics. It came 2x platinum in Avicii’s home country, Sweden, and once again revisited the genre of electronic music. ‘Stories’, unfortunately, would be the last full album released by Avicii before his death in 2018 (‘Tim’ being a posthumous release). However, like every piece of music that Avicii has blessed the world with, ‘Stories’ continues to live to this day.
Relive the entire Avicii ‘Stories’ album below.
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