Zac Brown Band and Swedish DJ Avicii Team Up for ‘Broken Arrows’ [LISTEN]
Country fans may recall that Avicii's debut record, True, featured both the country-tinged "Wake Me Up" — a track featuring rapper Aloe Blacc — as well as "Hey Brother," on which bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski sang vocals. This time around, Avicii tapped ZBB to be included on his new disc, Stories, which is expected sometime this year (though it does not yet have a confirmed release date).
The DJ premiered "Broken Arrows" earlier this week on his "Le7els" podcast; you can hear the track below. Brown's vocals are immediately recognizable as he sings, "'Cause it's not too late, it's not too late / I see the hope in your heart / And sometimes you lose it, sometimes you're shooting / Broken arrows in the dark / But I, I see the hope in your heart."
"He's an amazing singer and has a really unique voice," Avicii says of Brown.
The Zac Brown Band aren't the only country act dabbling in EDM lately. Lady Antebellum will be crossing genres for a collaboration with Audien, and Keith Urban sang on a track for Nile Rodgers of the band Chic that's been described as "EDM-country."
The "Chicken Fried" hitmakers are on the road this summer, promoting their new record, Jekyll + Hyde. Their tour kicked off May 1 and ends in mid-September.
Listen to Avicii and the Zac Brown Band, "Broken Arrows":
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