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Swedish House Mafia Unveil Details of Long-Awaited Debut LP

The electro dance supergroup Swedish House Mafia are finally releasing their debut LP since forming well over a decade ago.

Alongside the release of their new music video for “Redlight,” Swedish House Mafia members Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell announced Thursday (March 3) that their debut album Paradise Again will be released April 15. You can pre-order the CD version here.

As reported by SPIN, the album will consist of at least 14 songs and be conceptually and aesthetically similar to Dante’s Inferno - but reversed.

“When you listen to this album, listen from start to finish,” Sebastian Ingrosso said in a statement. “I don’t care if it has 50 streams. I don’t give a f-–k. We just feel like we still have something to say, and that’s why we’re saying it.”

Swedish House Mafia set the standards for EDM music in the early 2010s - even becoming the first EDM group to snag top billing at Coachella. But just as soon as they rose to fame, the group split in 2013. Their last music release was 2012's Until Now compilation.

Back in November, SMH spoke about their debut album to NME. "In the past we put out single after single, and it was almost like we were chasing something. When Steve first said, ‘We need to make an album’, I wanted to jump out the window,” Ingrosso said. “Swedish House Mafia have never made an album before, and historically it takes us a long time to even make a song. We’re really happy with what it’s become, though – we can’t wait to give it to the world.”

Paradise Again will include the previously-released “It Gets Better,” The Weeknd collab “Moth to a Flame,” and "Lifetime" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake.

The group's new single, “Redlight,” features Sting adding in the most iconic lines from The Police's 1970s classic “Roxanne.” The demonic music video - very Dante's Inferno indeed - shows seemingly possessed and zombified clubgoers dancing under red strobe lights.

Perfectly in line with their album release, Swedish House Mafia will return to Indio, California for a performance at this year’s Coachella. Afterward, they’ll embark on a world tour: their first proper run since before their split. You can find dates and tickets here.

Watch the music video for "Redlight" below.

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Article Image: The members of Swedish House Mafia posing for photos at the 2013 Grammy Awards. (DFree via Shutterstock.)

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