SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA RELEASE NEW SINGLE “RAY OF SOLAR”
SECOND MAJOR SINGLE OF 2023
“Ray of Solar” cover art (high res download here)
04 AUGUST 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Electronic music powerhouse Swedish House Mafia, the trio of Steve Angello, Axwell, andSebastian Ingrosso, have just shared their second new single of the post-Paradise Again era, a summer-y slice of digital euphoria appropriately titled “Ray of Solar.” Already a fixture of recent performances (a clip of the group performing it at Ushuaia Ibiza has been making the rounds online), and bolstered by contributions by Tove Burman, “Ray of Solar” joins the recently released single “See The Light (feat. Friday)” as material that will ultimately serve as the foundation for an anticipated new album.
Listen to “Ray of Solar” HERE
Swedish House Mafia share that they’re “Happy to be back with a song that takes us places! Once we recorded these vocals we really got transcended to space. We listened to it on repeat all night and imagined floating in space. This is the summer record for us and even though we’ve heard it a million times and still feel the power of it, it’s a really special one, the unique vocal with our style of writing melodies makes it special! Doing this together with Tove was incredible as we really felt we gave it a true Nordic sonic landscape. We love every second of it and can’t wait for the world to hear it!”
The single follows in the footsteps of last week’s release of Paradise Again: The Live Album, an expansive career-spanning 22-track documentation of the ambitious tour in support of Paradise Againintended to act as a capstone for that era. The live album is an apt demonstration of the massive success of that era, comprising sold out shows at iconic arenas and stadiums across the globe as well as over 2.5 billion streams for the album worldwide.
STREAM “RAY OF SOLAR” HERE
STREAM PARADISE AGAIN: THE LIVE ALBUM HERE
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “SEE THE LIGHT (FT. FRIDAYY)” HERE
SHM UPCOMING LIVE DATES
Aug 04 - Malmo, SE -Big Slap
Aug 27 - Daresbury Cheshire, UK -Creamfields North Festival
Sept 16 - Las, Vegas, NV -XS Nightclub
Oct 27 - Bogota, Columbia -Coliseo Live
Oct 28 - Mexico City, MX -Campo Marte Reforma
Nov 03 - Lima, Peru -Estadio San Marcos
Nov 04 - São Paulo, Brazil -Allianz Park Stadium
Dec 08 - Dec10 - Pretoria, SA -Hey Neighbor Festival @ Legends Adventure Farm
Swedish House Mafia photo credit Michael Drummond (high res download here)
About Swedish House Mafia:
In 2008, a trio of individual artists, DJs, and producers united to unassumingly break every rule in electronic music. Ensconced in flames, Swedish House Mafia—Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell—infused house music with swaggering hip-hop beat-craft, rock ‘n’ roll attitude, and big screen-worthy grandeur brought to life on stage with one legendary live show after another. Ushering dance music culture out of the warehouses and clubs and into arenas and stadiums on an unrivaled scale, it would be nearly impossible to imagine how the genre might’ve shaken out without them. They became the first electronic act to headline (and sell out) Madison Square Garden in 2011 and the first to grace the main stage at Coachella in 2012. They garnered two consecutive GRAMMY® nominations in the category of “Best Dance Recording” for the platinum “Save the World” in 2012 and quintuple-platinum Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Don’t You Worry Child” in 2013. Rolling Stone described their meteoric rise as “redefining rave culture,” and NME christened them “the rockstars of the dance music world.” The marathon record-breaking One Last Tour paved the way for a five-year break before they returned as surprise headliners of Ultra Music Festival’s 20thanniversary in 2018. Following the Save The World Reunion Tour a year later, this holy trinity of electronic music gods focused on the one thing they hadn’t done yet, making their 2022 full-length debut album Paradise Again [Republic Records]. Their return was announced with the cover of Billboardand garnered immediate press and a late-night television performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon followed with a trending hit “A Moth To A Flame” featuring The Weeknd. Upon arrival, it bowed in the Top 10 of seven global charts, seizing #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and #1 on the UK Dance Albums Chart. Moreover, it attracted some of the highest critical praise of the group’s storied career thus far from Pitchfork, NME, and more. It only hints at more to come.