Global supergroup Swedish House Mafia have just announced that their long awaited debut full length Paradise Again is set for release April 15 via Republic Records, just before the trio head back to the desert for a landmark performance at this year’s Coachella Festival.
In conjunction with the announcement, the band have shared a new single and accompanying music video for “Redlight,” an obsidian club banger featuring a stunning vocal performance by the legendary Sting, recreating one of the most classic refrains from his storied oeuvre. The new song was preceded by other album singles “It Gets Better,” “Lifetime (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake),” and their collaboration with pop auteur The Weeknd, “Moth To a Flame.”
Details of the album release, initially teased in a cover story for Billboard Magazine last Summer, were announced earlier today via a cover story for SPIN in which the trio detail their history and the winding path that culminated into Paradise Again. The run up to the album has been riddled with highlights, including a special performance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, a landmark performance at the MTV VMAs pre-show, and their recent nomination for iHeartRadio’s Dance Artist of the Year and the success of their “Sacrifice” single with The Weeknd.
This summer, Swedish House Mafia will head out on an international tour produced by Live Nation, their first proper run since 2012. In addition to their special performances at Coachella, the 2022 jaunt includes arenas across the United States and Europe.
Speaking about the importance of releasing new music, Sebastian Ingrosso told NME: “It was important for us to not just tour the legacy. Of course we’re going to play our old music because we still like it, but we wanted to challenge ourselves, challenge the fans and challenge the sound.
“The reunion was never going to just be a tour because we were so excited about the idea of doing something new.”