— 16 July 2021

Too Much Cowbell? Swedish House Mafia Release First New Track In 8 Years

— 16 July 2021
John McMahon
John McMahon

After hanging up the headphones in 2013, EDM trio Swedish House Mafia went dark seemingly at the peak of their global rise to fame. Jump forward to 2018, and a surprise rebirth of the group at Ultra Music Festival in Miami really made our pants tighten.

Then things went quiet. Nada. All the sonic pleasure that was teased fell flat on its face, with Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, and Steve Angello nowhere to be seen on the charts in the following years. Until now.

‘It Gets Better,’ is the electronic trio’s first new music in more than eight years. After signing with Republic Records this month, the track is also accompanied by a music video directed by Alexander Wessely.

Speaking to Billboard, the group explained the teething process behind several false starts at a return to music:

“It was tough — we’re getting older, obviously, and the whole EDM bubble for me has come to a point where nobody is taking risks, to be honest, including me,” says Sebastian Ingrosso.

“[Our perfectionism] kills us also sometimes. But for us, it needs to be a certain way. And that’s why it takes time.”

Catch the new track above, and tell us – is there too much cowbell for its own good? We’ll let you decide.

Subscribe to B.H. Magazine

John McMahon
John McMahon is a founding member of the Boss Hunting team who honed his craft by managing content across website and social. Now, he's the publication's General Manager and specialises in bringing brands to life on the platform.


Share the article