The I Need a Dollar hitmaker was close to the late Swedish DJ, who tragically took his own life in 2018 and sang on his 2013 hit, Wake Me Up.
Speaking of his friend’s legacy, he says the positivity spread by Avicii’s music forced him to keep trying to make people happy.
“My job is to spread as much positive light around the world as possible,” he tells the British newspaper Daily Star, “as Avicii did, and still does with his music.”
He continues: “I take it one day at a time, but I also recognize the enormous responsibility and platform I have to create positive feelings in the world.”
The star performed alongside 20 artists including David Guetta, Rita Ora and Adam Lambert, in a thrilling tribute concert in honor of the late DJ, real name Tim Bergling, in Stockholm in December last year.
“He hated the logistics around the show. Tim just wanted to work with his music, “Blacc told Billboard before the concert.” All that extra stuff was a burden to him. ”
Nearly 60,000 people gathered for the sold out event at Stockholm’s Friends Arena, while the star-studded musical ensemble performed Avicii’s tunes accompanied by a live orchestra.