In 2016 Avicii embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime, 10-day road trip with fellow artists and lifelong friends that took him from California across to Florida, via the Grand Canyon. One of the first tracks to come out of that process was this song of freedom, empowerment and independence, featuring Swedish singer Sandro Cavazza.
Avicii said that lyrically, this is about "leaving the nest but in terms of love. A breakup but a bit deeper."
Mohaimin Rahman from Toronto,canadaYou inspired me very much. I was your big fan. I always saw you on youtube, Instagram, Soundcloud, Spotify but never seen in real life Your death news makes me sad. "AVICII" you are now alive in my heart forever.
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.