Tim Bergling, who’s way better known by his stage name Avicii, is poised to have the dance world on its feet yet again with his latest track, “The Nights,” which was released at the beginning of the month from his The Days/Nights EP.
The single has unusual origins spanning multiple continents. It was conceived as a “pirate-y fight song” by Avicii’s collaborator Nick “Ras” Furlong (who’s written hits for 5 Seconds to Summer, the Wanted, and Steve Aoki)…and was actually written while he was in Ireland at a bar slugging back beers.
Furlong wanted to write a song about his father, who had always encouraged him to pursue his creative dream and ‘live a life I will remember.”
After composing and putting himself on lead vocals, Furlong submitted the song to Ash Pournouri, Avicii’s Grammy-nominated manager/production partner in Stockholm. Pournouri recognized an immediate draw to the track, saying that the song had that same sense of euphoria which characterizes so much of Avicii’s music.
“It made absolute sense to work on it with Ras,” he said, adding that he and Avicii just needed “to make it more ‘us’ and that’s what [we] did.”
Yahoo Music is excited to premiere video for “The Nights,” which was produced and directed by and stars Rory Kramer, a friend of Furlong’s, who filmed an exuberant action-packed recollection of his own life on roller coasters, surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, balloon flying, etc. – living a life to be remembered.
Kramer calls himself a “Professional life liver” and has over 2000 followers on his YouTube channel. On his website, he describes his philosophy: “I want others to look at my life and see how much fun I have and think, ‘If he can do all these awesome things then why can’t I?’”
About the video, Avicii himself says, “The video for ‘The Nights’ is awesome…it is exactly what I feel when I play the song live and it is the perfect representation of the lyrics. It is so much fun.”