The songs we wrote were naturally about
being in a dark place, but then also about coming up from that dark place. You know,
rising again, kind of, like we felt he had done, because we all knew what kind of place he was in
earlier with all of the touring stuff and everything that was going on. It was kind of like a release for
him, I think, and writing music about it was such a mending process. It was a way of looking
back at something that was in the past. It felt like he was in a really good place,
like he was genuinely happy. Denial was originally an idea that we started back
in Stockholm, and I think it was the first song that we worked on with Tim when we got to LA to his
house and he was like, “Yeah, I really like that. Can we work on that? But maybe we should
change this and change the chords here”. And then he started playing the sukiyaki melody.
The sukiyaki song is a song from the 50s, I think. It’s a Japanese song which has a very distinct
melody, but then there is one part in the middle where I think the singer is actually whistling it. And
that’s the part we ended up using, so we sampled that. This is the original sukiyaki sample
that’s underneath the track. It’s obviously pitched and changed in tempo.
Tim also dubbed the melody with another synth and if you listen you can hear it. When we got
that part, the whole song was basically complete. We had the verses, we had the chorus recorded,
everything. That was the missing part, and then we found it and
it was just like “Wow”. This I happened to catch, the moment
when Tim found that sukiyaki melody, so I have it on my phone as a voice memo.
This is him playing the melody in the background. “That’s a damn good melody”.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!◢ ◤ A V I C I I ◢ ◤

    You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!You know you want to sub to me… DO IT!!!!!!◢ ◤ A V I C I I ◢ ◤

  2. 上を向いて歩こう

    Thank you for using "SUKIYAKI song"🙏🙏
    I’m so happy🥰
    Legend is never die!!!!

    from JAPAN🇯🇵

  3. SUKIYKI Song's melody
    Title ( Look at the sky as you walk through life )

    ↓with drop melody

    Look at the sky as you walk through life
    So that tears won’t overflow your heart
    As you remember the spring day so bright
    On this lonely, lonely night

  4. The song they sampled from is called "Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou) – Kyu Sakamoto" if anyone were wondering. 🙂

  5. Truly love all the music Tim made. What it so special for me and how I would describe it was through a feeling. The feeling that was in me was the waiting of what comes next, what will create now that makes my heart bump and body filled with feelings. What will he make that makes the world smile and are the leader in creative music. That is was I will miss a lot, I will miss you Tim and I keep listen back to the concert in Globen Sweden 2012, which was my first concert seeing you of them all. I wish I could have stood by your side, Thank you Tim, you will live on.

  6. Avicii never left and will never leave. He will always be with us and he'll stay in our memories. ❤️🔥

  7. 日本からこんにちは!
    いままでも、これからも、愛してます!
    From Japan !
    I will love you from now on!
    RIP ◢ ◤

  8. This song 😭💓 we love you. I made a tribute for u on my channel, wish u were still here and sum how hear it

  9. Freak is definitely one of my favourites on the album. It's so emotional, but uplifting too.

  10. "Let us walk towards the top"

    "上を向いて歩こう"

    Japanese song!!!🇯🇵

  11. 知らない人が多いと思うので、ここで、ワンポイント補足です。
    すき焼きソングとは上を見いて歩こうのことです。

  12. ohhhhhhh!!

    It's japanese song……

    I LOOOOVE AVICII FOREVER!!!!!!!!

    and avicii forever!!!

    I can't speak english
    but Im loving avicii

    from japan

  13. This was so far the most touching video. When they played the voice memo and looked at eachother I just lost it ♥️😭

  14. For those who are interested, search on Youtube for this to hear the original version: Kyu Sakamoto ~ Sukiyaki (HQ)

  15. I had heart upon my sleeve for a year so the 1st song to catch me was bad reputation.. however freak makes me close my eyes and sing to it like all the Avicii classics.. I felt it like broken arrows, wake me up etc.. awesome!

  16. Could only imagine what emotions go through you when you pull out a memo like that… Thanks for everything Tim and a special thanks to the producers of the album

  17. Watching their reaction when they hear his voice how sad they are but also how happy they are to have that memory is absolutely heartbreaking RIP Tim your fans will never forget you

  18. 3:23 We miss that voice so much, so sad that he's gone too young but be happy because he was here and creating such amazing works such as his music and quotes that we are able to listen and share to people and we listen to it when we're feeling sad or happy. Rest well Tim "Avicii" Bergling" your music will live on forever. ◢◤❤💕🙌😥

  19. The voice recording sounds a ton times better with the sound avicii was using. More high and vibrant not this low sound. I do enjoy this song a lot however.

  20. OMG!When I listened this song,I felt happiness. Thank you for using “SUKIYAKI(UE WO MUITE ALUKOU)“.It's our soul song.

  21. 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵
    Ue wo muite arukou

  22. Kyu Sakamoto & Tim Berglin, legends are always in our hearts. Keep whistling and mixing…. Love from Sri Lanka

  23. The end with them looking at the voice memo they look sad but also fulfilled that his dream and legacy of this song came true

  24. Putting profanity such as "who the fuck are you to judge me" in the track completely ruins the vibe of your special "story behind" video, by the way. Good job.

  25. So, to add insult to injury, you took a catchy Japenese melody threw it into a song with English profanity. ('fuck' is universally considered offensive, for those that are slow) Honestly, how do you people willingly work with this stuff? Ouch. Avicii could have been so much more popular.

  26. You can tell when he's listening the voice memo 3:24, he smiles so hard laughing hearing Tim's voice again in swedish and the fun times they had together making music. And then looking at his friend's face and then realizing that now he's gone….that was so sad but beautiful to watch. Thank you for sharing <3

  27. I'm sorry I don't get it. The Sukiyaki song is pure gold. How is it songwriting to just stick another singer's voice in there and call it "Freak," ?

  28. Their expressions say everything about how surprised❤️ they were all that process of realizing the song with Avicii🥺 and how the remember him 😔🖤

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