Warning: Potential Spoilers
Rest in Peace Avicii
September 1989 – April 2018
It brings a tear to my eye every time I hear an Avicii song, so the documentary Avicii: True Stories definitely provided a great insight into his rise, fall and rebirth.
Going into this, I definitely didn’t know much about his personal life, so this film filled in a lot of blanks for me. Like his real name being Tim Berling, he performed 813 live shows, had a dream to own a big house in Miami with his mates and was a hard-worker and perfectionist.
A lot of the documentary was filmed whilst Avicii was on the road touring or at home working, with commentary interviews throughout. It was nice to hear what was going through Avicii’s mind at those times.
There are some familiar faces sprinkled throughout too, for instance, both Tiësto and David Guetta spoke about their fellow Electronic Music producer, even saying that they approached Avicii for a remix of their songs.
There really isn’t anything bad to say about the documentary. It was very well put together with a very consistent flow. The only downside to it was the fact that Chapter 3 was very short compared to Chapters 1 and 2. However though, the film was released a year after his retirement from live performances so there wasn’t much to add there.
All in all, it is a very lovely insight into the life Avicii had and makes you sympathise with him a lot. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loved his music.
– Written by Jayson Gardner