Avicii - Hey Brother
For most of the new Avicii album, I can really take it or leave it. I was an early fan of Wake Me Up, the song that quickly took over radio worldwide, but my love for it dimmed a little when it was suddenly everywhere. Even so, I love that country/EDM hybrid sound. So it's not surprising that the other highlight of the album for me is Hey Brother, which goes even further into country territory with twangy vocals from Dan Tyminski. Now, I'm not generally a fan of country music, but this just works spectacularly. The melody is totally anthemic and the instrumental that comes after has the same sense of euphoria that the very best of this genre delivers. The song's been number one on Swedish Itunes for awhile, suggesting that it'd do well as a single. Personally, I'd love an entire album of this style.
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