Hurtling into 2017 with the same energy, momentum and high-profile focus as he’s had in previous years, Alesso instantly kicked the year off with a massive vocal hit, ‘Falling’.
Always one to keep us on our toes, however, he followed it up with one of his heaviest dancefloor tracks: the grunting, shunting bass house bumper ‘Move It Like That’. A crowd-shaking heavily-demanded ‘ID’ at his headline showcases at the likes of EDC, Ultra and Tomorrowland, he gave it away for free earlier this summer as a way of saying thanks to his loyal fanbase, the champ.
In contrast to big weighty bass bruisers, the future is looking very interesting for the Swedish pop fusionist. A big announcement landed in September regarding him parting with Swedish House Mafia’s old management company for the Bieber-invested Shot Studios, who work with a host of pop singers and writers — including award-winning writer Poo Bear, who’s written for and with everyone from Chris Brown to Bieber himself.
They launched this new chapter with the belting tropical poplet ‘Let Me Go’ featuring Chainsmokers’ mate Hailee Steinfeld, a track that’s still building momentum as you read this. Packing a UK No.1 (with Calvin Harris) and a string of hits since he emerged in 2010, it looks like there’s plenty more airplay action and crossover electronic/pop blends from Alesso to come…