Avicii - Lethal Drug (featuring Chris Martin)

Jdckcom

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My guess is this song was supposed to be included in Avicii's 2019 posthumous album "TIM" (which I actually like a lot) but didn't make the cut.

I remember that in a interview back in 2010, Chris said that they were writing a lot of songs in preparation for getting old (something about writing music up to the age of 33) so maybe it makes sense that there's plenty of leftover material from that era.
 

lennyrott1

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^Yup. Has that melody style we heard in VLV, MX and in demos of those eras. Has a B-Side feel, but the chorus is really, really good. I'd say the rest of the song is maybe a tad repetitive and not all the way flushed out, so I see why it wasn't released.

But man, I love Jonny's guitar. This is such an alt-rock sound and has a AROBTTH feel to it, or more classic Coldplay I guess.
 

42Escapist

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Am I the only one who doesn't like that song too much ? :/
I think it's fascinating and it's a decent song but I also think there's a lot of room for improvement. As much as I respect the work Avicii did, I think the song would be better in a fully acoustic arrangement.
 
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