Swedish House Mafia joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 earlier this week to chat about their return single, ‘It Gets Better’.
The trio shared the new track on Wednesday (14th July). Accompanied by a cinematic video directed by Alexander Wessely, it is the EDM supergroup’s first new music in almost a decade.
It’s the first in what is expected to be a lot of new music from the group, who told Lowe that the release is “the start” of a reunion that was spurred on by the pandemic.
SHM’s Steve Angello said: “We had some time together now and during the pandemic... The only positive thing about the pandemic was we got the year. So [we] just went in there and just dove and discovered and tweaked the synths. And we have something that we love and we feel is super unique and especially unique to us and something that we stand for. All this new music is amazing.”
Swedish House Mafia initially disbanded in 2013, before reforming for an unannounced headline set at Ultra Miami in 2018. The trio toured in 2019, and began teasing new music earlier this year with some cryptic studio footage.
Speaking to Lowe about the reunion, Sebastian Ingrosso said: “We missed each other. First of all, we missed each other, then we missed the fans and we wanted to hang out together. And now we have the best two years together. We have done amazing things together, but this is like we made a baby together. You know what I mean? Finally.”
You can listen to Swedish House Mafia’s interview with Zane Lowe here.
Watch the video for ‘It Gets Better’ below.