One surefire way to tell that a major artist is going to release new music is when they sign a new record deal, and Swedish House Mafia has just signed with Columbia Records. According to Variety, Sony-owned Columbia Records was in a bidding war with Universal-owned Republic Records but eventually came out with the win.
It’s been rumored for nearly a year now that Swedish House Mafia has new music coming, ever since their reunion at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in 2018. The group has continued to tease out new tour dates in 2019, including appearances at major international festivals, as well as a recently hinted return to Los Angeles.
Swedish House Mafia’s last original music was released in 2012, with their debut album Until Now, featuring hits like “Don’t You Worry Child” and “Save The World.”
Steve Angello, in particular, has been vocal about the return of the group and seems excited about the prospect of putting out new music and getting back on the road.
“Yes, absolutely, Swedish House Mafia is back,” he said to a Swedish news publication in August 2018. “Now during summer everyone is traveling a lot, but we’ve entered the studio. I can’t really say much more, but we’ve decided that: ‘Here we go.’”
With less than three months left until Swedish House Mafia’s first shows back in Stockholm, it’s safe to assume that we might hear new music before then.
Columbia Records also recently signed Gesaffelstein and boasts the legendary Daft Punk.
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