The Latest Album from Swedish House Mafia, ‘Paradise Again,’ is ‘Completed’

Swedish House Mafia has provided an update on their upcoming new album, ‘Paradise Again,’ confirming that the long-awaited comeback LP is “done.” The EDM supergroup – composed of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso – announced in 2018 that they would be reuniting for a homecoming event in Stockholm, Sweden, after disbanding almost a decade ago.

Last year, they released ‘It Gets Better,’ their first new music since their last album, ‘Until Now,’ which was released in September 2012. They’ve subsequently released two more songs, ‘Lifetime,’ which features Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake, and ‘Moth To A Flame,’ which features The Weeknd. These three songs will appear on Swedish House Mafia’s forthcoming album, ‘Paradise Again,’ which the band has now confirmed is finished.

Last week, the trio tweeted, “ALBUM IS DONE.”

SHM previewed the album’s tracklisting in a follow-up tweet, presenting what appears to be a paragraph carrying the lineup – but is obscured by a massive ‘SOS’ emoji.

The band explained what listeners may anticipate from their new album, ‘Paradise Again,’ which features “Scandinavian melodies, dark production and hard sounds” in a recent Big Read cover interview with NME.

“In the past, we put out single after single, and it was almost like we were chasing something,” Ingrosso explained.

“When Steve [Angello] first said, ‘We need to make an album’, I wanted to jump out the window. Swedish House Mafia have never made an album before, and historically it takes us a long time to even make a song. We’re really happy with what it’s become, though – we can’t wait to give it to the world.”

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He continued: “We’re always searching for that little bass note that makes your knees go weak. In the studio, some songs made us want to cry, dance and hug, because it felt like the best four minutes of the whole year, while others, as Steve says, make you want to drive your car straight into a wall.”

Elsewhere, Angello described the album – named after the feeling of being on stage together again – as “a love story between us” and “an invitation into our world”. Swedish House Mafia also teased guest spots from acts “that maybe you wouldn’t think we’d have worked with”.

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As for collaborating with The Weeknd, the trio said the team-up was one of their “proudest moments”. “His voice and his way of writing music is incredible,” explained Ingrosso, “and sonically we knew when our dark, melodic side met his, something interesting would happen.”

Angello told NME that we could see the group “gravitate towards something” after ‘Paradise Again’, adding: “This is just the beginning.” Swedish House Mafia was one of the acts announced to perform at Coachella this year earlier this month. It came a week after the group released an orchestra version of their single “One.”