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Song Analysis – Avicii – Addicted To You


WRITERS –  Tim Bergling, Ash Pournouri, Mac Davis, Josh Krajcik
PRODUCERS – Ash Pournouri, Avicii
TEMPO  – 128 BPM

 

The main theme of the song is that all too consuming feeling a person has when they are obsessing over a  specific person.

From the verses, it sounds like that passionate first few weeks of love. The images of veins and being hooked on drugs add to that addicted feeling.

Starting off with a soft guitar with a very soft dynamic, and Audra Mae starts off singing more of a pianissimo style delivery, softer.

When she gets to the main verse where her delivery slowly starts to buildup and buildup.  Until it hits the climax of the song with the second “Addicted To You” lyric.

 

This song differs from other Avicii mainstream releases in the fact it doesn’t have too much of an EDM trance synth breakdown. The white noise sound is still very prevalent throughout the whole song.

The one standout about this track is the very Adele –like voice of Audra Mae, passionately delivering the emotion that yes, she is addicted to whoever she is singing about.

The bass drum, the snare and the hi-hat are typical EDM snares with the guitar being the main driving instrument. The guitar is what drives the uptempo throughout the song.

And the contrast is defined through the power of Audra Mae’s vocal delivery as the song progresses.

I also really like how the radio edit isn’t that long and is less than 3 minutes. It’s efficient and entertaining. 

Another great song from one of the reigning EDM kings.

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Song Analysis – Avicii – Hey Brother

Rhythm is SOOOO important when it comes to songwriting. Learning that backbeat and learning how to count to 4 is the most fundamental and important a musician needs to learn. All of pop music follows that 4/4 pulse. Take this Avicii and start counting 1 2 3 4.

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