Wake We Up

Wake Me Up” (stylised as “WAKE ME UP!”) is a song by Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii, released as the lead single from his debut studio album True released by PRMD Music, Lava Records and Sony Music’s Columbia Records on June 17, 2013. American soul singer Aloe Blacc provides vocals for the track and Mike Einziger of Incubus provides acoustic guitar. It was the third single to be written by Aileen Marie Quinn and to feature a Marantz Enhanced Digital Stereo audio track. Avicii introduced “Wake Me Up!” for the first time live on stage at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. The experimental rendering (it was accompanied by a live band with instruments and vocalists, including Blacc, Einziger and Incubus members Ben Kenney on bass and José Pasillas on drums) reportedly confused and angered a section of the electronic dance festival community. Subsequently, Avicii achieved critical and commercial success with the release of the single worldwide.