Music video by Avicii performing Hey Brother.
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"Hey Brother" is a dance song by Swedish DJ and producer Avicii from his debut studio album, True (2013). American bluegrass singer Dan Tyminski provides vocals for the track. It was written by Avicii, Ash Pournouri, Salem Al Fakir, Vincent Pontare and Veronica Maggio. "Hey Brother" sees Avicii giving his brother advice.
The song, which serves as the album's third single, was solicited to Australian radio on 9 October 2013 and later released on 28 October 2013 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In March 2014, a version of the track remixed by Avicii himself was released on his remix album True (Avicii By Avicii), this time featuring new vocals from singer Salem Al Fakir. The song is written in the key of G Minor, at a tempo of 125 bpm.
The official music video was released on 9 December 2013. It depicts two brothers growing up in wartime America. There are pictures and clips of the Vietnam War interspersed in the video. At the end, it is revealed that the youngest boy thought of his older brother (who died in the Vietnam War) as the father he never had. It features two boys, the older boy is played by Zach Voss, while the younger boy is played by Jack Estes. The end of the video shows Avicii walking through the grass while fireflies are flying around.