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The Days (song)

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Format  CD digital download
Label  PRMD Universal
Recorded  2014
Released  3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)
Genre  Folktronica soul house EDM
Length  4:38 (album version) 3:45 (radio edit) 5:51 (extended mix)

"The Days" is a song by Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, featuring vocals by English recording artist Robbie Williams. The song was written by Robbie Williams, Salem Al Fakir, Avicii and Vincent Pontare, and was produced by Avicii, Fakir and Pontare. The song was played for the first time in Boston, featuring uncredited vocals by Fakir. The song was released worldwide on 3 October 2014. It was released alongside "The Nights" in The Days / Nights. A planned release in the United Kingdom on 23 November 2014 was cancelled.

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Composition

"The Days" is written in the key of C major, at a tempo of 127 bpm. The chord structure is based on the pop punk chord progression.

Music video

An official lyric video was also released on YouTube by the official Avicii Vevo channel. In the video, an artist (later confirmed as INO), spray-paints the lyrics of "The Days" in black against a white wall. Near the end of the video, a pan-out reveals the lyrics creating a portrait of Avicii, which is subsequently covered with splashes of coloured paint by the artist.

As of August 2016, the lyric video has been viewed more than 100 million times.

Credits and personnel

  • Brandon Flowers - background vocals
  • Salem Al Fakir – producer, vocals(demo-version only)
  • Tim Bergling – music, producer
  • Vincent Pontare – producer
  • Robbie Williams – vocals
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering
  • Ash Pournouri – executive producer
  • Credits adapted from CD single.

    References

    The Days (song) Wikipedia


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