EDM’s biggest heartbreakers Swedish House Mafia have come and gone once again, leaving a lot of uncovered tour territory in their massive stadium tour. Fourteen lucky cities across Asia, Europe, and North America got to experience the massive 164ft wide and 55ft high LED stage. Mexico City and Ultra Miami were the only North American stops. Leaving the massive US market still untapped as anticipation for another tour announcement grew.
With little to no news coming from the Swedish House Mafia team following the pandemic, we can get a better understanding of their whereabouts by examining Steve Aneglos’s strategy for making music.
With every release come high expectations and millions of fans to please. To get away from the pressure to compromise and appeal to the masses, Steve Angello takes some time off to get as far away from the industry as possible before conceptualizing an album. Taking “a lot of time off” to figure out the direction of the album. Before entering the studio Angello already has a plan for how each track will sound. With anticipation and expectations higher than ever, an extended leave of absence for a Swedish House Mafia album makes sense.
September 20, 2019, marked the last Swedish House Mafia show with new music being strategically played. Ultra Miami saw the debut of ‘Don’t Call It a Comeback’, Stockholm ‘Underneath It All’, and at Ultra Europe ‘Frankeinstein’ with A$AP Rocky. As we near a two-year hiatus and shows and festivals slowly coming back we hope to see Swedish House Mafia return with an album and tour when the world is ready.