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The Weeknd Joins Swedish House Mafia For New Single ‘Moth To A Flame’

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at October 22, 2021

In the early 2010s, Swedish House Mafia dominated the electronic music space, headlining music festivals around the world and releasing hit songs that defined the moment in the genre. The group — consisting of Swedish producers Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello — played their last show together at Ultra Music Festival in 2013, but continued to maintain a working relationship in the following years. Axwell and Ingrosso began performing together as Axwell Λ Ingrosso in 2014; in 2018, all three DJs reunited on the Ultra stage in Miami, and they embarked on a reunion tour the following year.

Now, the group is teaming up with Super Bowl halftime performer The Weeknd for “Moth to a Flame,” the latest single from their upcoming album Paradise Again. The album is due out next year and will coincide with their Paradise Again tour, set to crisscross North America and Europe in the summer and fall of 2022. The song comes on the heels of their comeback single “It Gets Better” and the Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake collab “Lifetime.”

The Weeknd is also gearing up for a larger-than-life 2022 himself. He released his smash album After Hours in April 2020 when live events were nothing more than a distant memory. In October 2021, he announced that he’s gearing up for his first-ever stadium tour next year, graduating from arenas rather than adding several more dates in smaller venues. The tour will be in support of After Hours as well as his forthcoming fifth album, which he’s been working on for most of this year. He released the album’s lead single “Take My Breath” in August.

With the peak of EDM’s popularity now a decade in the rear-view mirror, Swedish House Mafia appear prepared to revive the genre in an entirely new way that brings the sound into the 2020s. Gone are the days of heavy bass buildups and repetitive choruses; with “Moth to a Flame,” SHM show that they can produce music that works seamlessly with popular artists like The Weeknd.

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