Everyone has reacted differently to Avicii’s passing. Some have chosen to dedicate songs to him at shows, others have even gotten new tattoos to his memory, and still others have created new songs entirely to remember him by.
HILDA spent the entire day following Avicii’s passing writing “Wake Me When It’s Quiet.” The demo found its way to Don Diablo via a friend of his, and suddenly the two were collaborating.
Speaking about the day that she wrote the song, HILDA said, “It came together the morning after we got the tragic news. Being one of our generation’s greatest icons and inspiring millions of people from all over the world… the shocking news shook us at our very core. Knowing Don shared exactly the same emotions, it felt natural to collaborate with him on this song.”
“When I listened to it the first time it touched me deeply in so many ways,” says Don Diablo. “As artists, the best way to express our emotions is through music so I locked myself up in the studio and was determined to walk out with something magical that would do justice to the sincere message of the demo and the incredible talent of HILDA. I truly felt this song needed to get heard. So many people are struggling with mental health problems and we have to make sure to never turn a blind eye to this.”
All the profits from the song will be donated to the Swedish charity, Tilia (www.foreningentilia.se) and other charities devoted to mental health issues.
Listen to “Wake Me When It’s Quiet” below.
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