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Green Day, System of a Down + Incubus Members Working With EDM Star Avicii

Billie Joe Armstrong Serj Tankian Mike Einziger Avicii
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Electronic music superstar Avicii is all about breaking down the barriers of music. With 2013’s ‘True’ album, he crashed the alternative charts with the breakout single ‘Wake Me Up.’ Now, it appears as though the EDM favorite has something harder in mind.

He’s reportedly back at work on new music and some of the collaborators chosen for his next album include System of a Down‘s Serj Tankian, Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong and Incubus‘ Mike Einziger.

For Einziger, it’s repeat business. The Incubus guitarist tells that he actually met and began working with Avicii on the ‘True’ album, recalling, “We spoke for a few hours and made a plan to write songs together and the very first thing that happened when we worked together is we wrote ‘Wake Me Up.’ That was our first attempt at writing music together, which is crazy looking back at it.”

The guitarist adds, “[He’s] someone who’s very opinionated and knows what they like and don’t like, and that’s really important, a good thing right off the bat.” Speaking of his most recent work with the artist, Enziger states, “We wrote a few new songs together. We did one together with Billie Joe [Armstrong] of Green Day. That one’s really exciting. We did a few with AlunaGeorge, some stuff with Wyclef [Jean] and Matisyahu.”

According to Rolling Stone, the track with Armstrong is titled ‘No Pleasing a Woman.’ Other collaborators on the upcoming Avicii disc include Coldplay‘s Chris Martin and Jon Bon Jovi. But while there’s a big name guest list, Avicii cautions that he has a list of 70 songs he currently needs to whittle down before a new album comes together.

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