Google Doodle celebrates the 32nd birthday of Swedish superstar DJ, producer, songwriter and humanitarian Tim Bergling known best by his stage name Avicii.
Google Doodle says, “Today’s video Doodle, set to one of his most iconic tracks “Wake Me Up,” celebrates his 32nd birthday and honours his legacy as one of the first artists to elevate electronic music to mainstream global success.”
On 8 September 1989, Tim Bergling was born into a family of creatives in Stockholm, Sweden. By 16, he was mixing tunes in his bedroom and began writing uplifting, melodic electronic music soon after. In 2011 he released the dance anthem ‘Levels’ under the name “Avicii,” breaking ground as one of the first electronic music tracks to climb the Pop charts.
The Google Doodle was created by artists Alyssa Winans, Olivia When, and Sophie Diao.
“The truth is Tim struggled a great deal during the touring part of his adulthood, and I wanted to find a way to both touch on the realities of that experience, while still celebrating and honouring his life in a way that fit the lyrics and tone of the track,” Winans told Consequence Of Sound.
“I ultimately decided to spend the majority of the video on the aspects of his life he loved, with a few symbolic moments to allude to some of the more emotionally challenging experiences.”
Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, added: “The Doodle is fantastic, my family and I feel honoured and Tim would have been very proud and love it.”
“It is a friendly and warm story of a young man fulfilling his dream to be a DJ and at the same time telling us that our journey in life is not always easy despite fame and fortune.”
Google Doodle Celebrates The 32nd Birthday Of Avicii