It is on Friday 20 april 2018 and it feels like the Friday. I'll just take a bite out of my sandwich at a Subway restaurant, when suddenly it will alert in the phone. Now it is no longer a regular Friday.
I look to the phone screen. Usually I react instantly on the content, but this time it takes longer. It is like time stops while the brain tries to perceive what it actually is. I read pushnotisen several times, but I find it hard to take in the information: Avicii has fallen asleep, only 28 years old.
article after article to try to get answers to all the questions one-by-one pops up. But the answers fail to appear. And when, today it has been exactly a year since his death, I still the question: How could such a young life ending far too early?
I remember the train journeys to and from Stockholm with Avicii in the ears. When måndagsångesten was a fact he helped me get the vanished. It is not all the artists manage to turn the destructive thoughts, but Avicii was successful.
studentfesterna when his musical abilities are echoed in the dance hall. Even if time goes on and new stars are born, Avicii always have a special place in my heart.
Jimmy Persson is an intern at DN and listening very often on Avicii when he travels in public transport.