The DJ and producer Tim Bergling who is popularly known as Avicii is honored with Google Doodle ahead of his birthday which would have been on September 8. Avicii took his own life in 2018. The doodle has been created to mark National Suicide Prevention Week too.
The animation shows some overlays of colorful sketches of a young boy who is strumming a guitar as a child. He is DJing a small gathering as a teenager and making beats on his laptop as a preteen. After that, a pair of hands outline the shape of a heart and a sketch of Tim. Gradually he is getting lost in the music while traveling the world and performing live in front of people. It is a minute-long clip that is soundtracked by the song “Wake Me Up” from his 2013 popular album ‘True’.
Alyssa Winans, Olivia When, and Sophie Diao created the Google Doodle. Artist Alyssa Winans said, “The truth is Tim struggled a great deal during the touring part of his adulthood, and I wanted to find a way to both touch on the realities of that experience, while still celebrating and honoring his life in a way that fit the lyrics and tone of the track”
Winans also said, “I ultimately decided to spend the majority of the video on the aspects of his life he loved, with a few symbolic moments to allude to some of the more emotionally challenging experiences.”
Avicii’s father Klas Bergling expressed his feeling in this way, “The Doodle is fantastic, my family and I feel honored and Tim would have been very proud and love it. It is a friendly and warm story of a young man fulfilling his dream to be a DJ and at the same time telling us that our journey in life is not always easy despite fame and fortune.”