David Guetta and MORTEN team up for an energetic tribute to Avicii’s Chris Martin collab “Heaven”.
David Guetta and MORTEN amplify Avicii’s legendary sound with a stadium-sized bang on their remix of “Heaven”, one of Avicii’s capstone records from his posthumous album TIM. The original record features vocals from Coldplay’s lead singer Chris Martin and was written during the time they recorded “A Sky Full of Stars” together in 2014. It was the subject of much controversy when it was leaked online prior to its release after Avicii premiered it at Ultra Music Festival in 2015.
The record combines MORTEN’s heavy-stepping electro bomb style with a remastered harmony that Guetta uses to maintain the vitality and power of his beloved friend and colleague. The last time David Guetta and Avicii teamed up was on the Grammy-nominated single “Sunshine” in 2011, which had been featured on Guetta’s fifth studio album titled Nothing But the Beat.
Listen to David Guetta and MORTEN’s remix of Avicii’s “Heaven” on Spotify below, and stream or purchase it on your favorite platform now!
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It has been a busy year for the 51-year old french DJ. Earlier this year, David Guetta released four high-profile club records with artists that include Brooks, Nicky Romero, Tom Staar, and Martin Solveig, and held residencies at XS, Hi Ibiza, and Ushuaia.
MORTEN has also had an impressive year, collaborating with David Guetta and Aloe Blacc on their new single together “Never Be Alone“, and has played at high-profile sets in Ibiza, Miami, LA, and on the second weekend of Tomorrowland. The Danish DJ is considered one of EDM’s biggest hidden gems, and if this remix is any indication, be prepared to see much more to come for this dynamic duo.
From the long energetic build-ups between the bridge and chorus sections to the effective use of choral-echo and high-intensity reverb to magnify Avicii’s signature melody, this remix is a must-listen release! The EP also includes an extended mix for club play.
“Together with my friend MORTEN, I created this remix and I’m really proud of the end result. I think it’s amazing we can keep his legacy and his beautiful melodies alive like this, because he inspired so many people with it, including myself.”
– David guetta