DJ Avicii claims pop superstars like Rihanna and Chris Brown won't feature on his new album 'Tears' as he prefers to think ''outside the box''.
The chart-topping Swedish remixer-and-producer - who has scored his second UK number one with 'Wake Me Up', which features singer Aloe Blacc - claims the pop megastars won't feature on his upcoming debut album 'TRUE' as he prefers to think ''outside the box''.
Avicci - real name Tim Bergling - told the Daily Star newspaper: ''I tend not to go for your Rihannas and Chris Browns. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's more fun when there's no boundaries. I try to go after the people who are a bit far-fetched and out of the box, who could add something new.''
He added: ''I've got more access to really talented people nowadays, like Nile Rodgers and Aloe, especially on my next record.''
The 'folk-beat' style of 'Wake Me Up!' is the beginning of a new direction for Avicii and he insists he wants to work with more instrumentalists on his new tracks.
The 23-year-old star explained: ''It's super different to what I've been doing before and what everyone else is doing right now. For myself it's important to use instruments so I decided to keep the guitars and that kind of vibe.
''Usually DJs just get the vocal and put something else underneath, but I thought the guitar added something special.''
Avicii's album 'TRUE' is released in September.
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