The half-decade wait for new Swedish House Mafia is finally starting to draw to a close. Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso are preparing the fully actualize their long-awaited reunion this summer with a handful of high-profile performance dates locked in for the coming months.
Though they’ve kept characteristically tight-lipped about forthcoming new material, the Swedes have confirmed they’ve been together in the studio working on the output for this summer’s reunion. Amid what’s likely to be a slew of new music under a new recording deal with Columbia Records, the trio have confirmed at least one of their classics is getting the rework treatment, with a new tour-ready version of their seminal “One,” due to land in full on May 2.
Recently, Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad took to to social media to announce that his symphonic re-imagining of one of the Mafia’s biggest hits to date will be premiered at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm during the trio’s highly anticipated homecoming performance. Sebastian Ingrosso spoke to Swedish daily paper Dagens Nhyeter about reaching out to the wunderkind Swedish composer, whose already had original works performed in renown spaces like Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Word has it Swedish House Mafia’s new orchestral version of “One” will be a featured staple on tour. Something tells us it likely won’t be the only Mafia classic that gets a 2019 revamp. Stay tuned for a first listen to “One.”