Avicii hung up the headphones earlier this week and amongst all the speculations, Avicii himself has spoken up about the retirement, saying it was the “hardest decision” of his life.
He spoke of the decision at length on Facebook, saying it came down to having to make life changes.
And now speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, the producer said: “To me it was something I had to do for my health. The scene was not for me. It was not the shows and not the music. It was always the other stuff surrounding it that never came naturally to me.
“All the other parts of being an artist. I’m more of an introverted person in general. It was always very hard for me. I took on board too much negative energy, I think.”
It’s not all over musically though, adding that he will continue to make music but touring will be a definite no once his remaining tours are finished.
Talking on his well-being, ““I just feel happy. I feel free at this point. Like I have my private life back and focusing on myself for the first time in a long time. This was obviously the hardest decision of my life so far. But so far it has paid off tremendously in terms of well-being for me.
“I’m happier than I have been in a very, very long time. Stress-free more than I have been in a very long time.”
A documentary named Stories, directed by Levan Tsikuishvili will be released on BBC Worldwide, and is set to span the artist’s career from his debut album ‘True’ to winning MTV Music awards and a Grammy nomination.