Avicii told MTV News back in September that Nile Rodgers would be making another appearance on the new album, and now Rolling Stone has announced more very unexpected collaborators, including Chris Martin and Billie Joe Armstrong. While the producer's first album stood out for its bluegrass and country influence, it sounds like Avicii's second album will take on another genre to mash with his electronic roots: rock & roll.
The list of contributors goes on with Jon Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Matisyaho and Serj Tankian of System of a Down. We can only hope Madonna will make an appearance. According to Avicii, born Tim Bergling, this group of musicians are helping him achieve something new with his second album.
"It's going to be a lot more song-oriented," he told RS. "True was an attempt at that, getting electronic music in a song format."
Among the 70 songs that Avicii already produced is "No Pleasing a Woman," his track with Billie Joe Armstrong, and a duet between Wyclef Jean and Matisyahu that he describes as reggae. Avicii and Chris Martin worked together recently on Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" that Avicii co-produced, and it sounds like there professional relationship has blossomed into an unexpected friendship.
"Chris has been like a brother," Bergling told the mag. This friendship will probably do wonders for their music... can't wait to see what they have been working on.