Unlike many in the EDM hive-mind, I happen to really, really enjoy Avicii's bluesy twanger, "Wake Me Up." I like it because I appreciate it when artists take risks, doing a 180 from what everyone else in the world expects them to do. I don't mind when artists change their style. In fact, I embrace it. Look: I hate comparing anything to Bob Dylan, but in today's wompy, do-it-for-the-drop EDM producing enviroment, Avicii had balls to take the mainstage at Ultra and debut a song that sounds more like Nashville than Ibiza. It's been said before, but it truly was a Dylan-goes-electric, Newport '65 moment. Props for growing a pair, Tim.
The official, radio-friendly version of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" premiered a couple of days ago on Peter Tong's radio show. Meanwhile, singer-songwriter Adam Jensen recorded a dope acoustic version of Avicii's new banger. If that name rings a bell, perhaps you remember Adam from his cover of Drake's "Started from the Bottom" back in February.
Check out Adam Jensen on Facebook, Twitter, and his own website. Also, might want to grab Adam's debut EP, Head on a String, which reached as high as #7 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart back in January 29, 2013 as an independent, self-release.
Soundcloud version, in case you'd like to download: