Avicii’s estate has announced details of a new documentary focusing on the life and music of the late Swedish producer.
As reported by Billboard, the film, due for release in 2023, will feature “newly produced material” as well as behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with family, friends and colleagues, archive clips and interviews from Avicii – real name Tim Bergling – himself.
While the film’s title has yet to be revealed, a statement to Billboard describes it as a glimpse into “the music and artist who defined an era and changed the world of music forever, and is an up-close, intimate, and epic story about his unprecedented successes and struggles to cope with pressure”.
The documentary is expected to be produced by director and cinematographer Björn Tjärnberg and Candamo Film, in collaboration with Swedish national television. It is shot by Swedish director Henrik Burman, who also directed the documentary Yung Lean 2020 Yung Lean: in my head.
“My goal is to provide an honest and fresh perspective on the lives of artist Avicii and Tim,” Burman said in a statement to Billboard.
“I want this to be a film that surprises audiences and challenges the public image of today’s greatest Swedish international artist and in doing so also shines a light on what his music has meant to so many. people.”
Earlier this month, Avicii was honored with a Google Doodle ahead of what would have been his 32nd birthday and to mark National Suicide Prevention Week. Bergling committed suicide in 2018.