this week, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello hanging in a blacked out showroom down in Stadsgårdshamnen.
A really fucking hell it has been, you understand quickly, when you see the outsized portraits.
have depicted the Swedish House Mafia from the break-up of 2013 and their journey through purgatorium” (purgatory). The images contain references to the renaissance world and the heady themes such as death, suffering, purification, and finally rebirth.
It is far more revealing than the picture that was in the several year old documentary ”Leave the world behind”, where members ensamfrukostar and nervous fipplande with mobiles alone had to try to answer the question about the fateful end.
the concert takes hold of the Axwell the mic from the floating dj podium, and label is also the situation for the first time:
”Have you never had an argument with a friend? And finally, you can no longer remember what the fight was about?”
Behind him appear personal hemmavideos on the trio's happiest moments, on an led screen that may Cosmonovas screen to fade in size. The message that the group wants to communicate is obvious: the Purgatory has been is now to the right.
in terms of rockår is the group's five-year absence, of course, embarrassingly short. In terms of Spotifyår on the other hand, that is to say, the era that the group must relate to, is it a small eternity. The music world they once did see in the day is completely different. Above all, it has EDM music become overtaken by hip hop as the main genre.
But the possible suspicion that the fans would have already moved on turns out to be completely unwarranted – this weekend's three arenakonserter is sold out. Despite airline strikes, you hear remarkably many non-Swedish visitors, which proves that Swedish House Mafia is still an international phenomenon. All have gathered to nostalgia is a much heavier argument than the fact that the group has not actually released any new music at all than.
the concert will also be a lavish nostalgifest of unprecedented kind. In addition to the common music catalogue has all three of the current album to draw songs out, and the material feels solid. Will find that the ”Greyhound”, ”Miami 2 Ibiza” and the more pop oriented artists like Axwell & Ingrosso-cooperation ”More than you know” succeed each other in rapid pace.
To droppens time is not past the switch trion already stated in the record-breaking intro on close to ten minutes which finally explodes in the ”We come, we rave, we love”, to the fans ' great delight.
Less interest awakens the composer Jacob Mühlrads in advance omsnackade interpretation of ”One (Your name)”, which is actually works best as a dramatic intro until originallåten crashing loss.
to see the concert's 90-minute long running time as a single long build-up for the final fifteen minutes when the arena explodes in real fireworks, pyrotechnics and loud sing-along to the group's huge hit ”Don't you worry child”. When it is released in the powerful conclusion of ”Save the world”, and the trio embrace each other both in the video and in reality, any and all doubts disappear: Swedish House Mafia rebirth fills a prominent place even in 2019.
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