Ever since Swedish House Mafia unexpectedly and cermoniously called it quits back in 2012, fans of the beloved EDM trio have been waiting patiently for what Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso come up with on their own.
And on Monday (July 14), after nearly two years after the split, Angello has shared “Wasted Love,” the first track off his upcoming album Wild Youth, a project the DJ has teased a lot, but never gave us a listen until now.
The track, which premiered on Rolling Stone, finds Angello linking up once again with the Temper Trap frontman Dougy Mandagi. The track of mixing Angello’s signature EDM with Dougy’s hypnotic vocals — a love ballad with a kick of anger.
“We just wanted to have a song where our worlds collided a little bit, something that speaks to all of us, so I wanted to create something that was different but also honored the Temper Trap style,” he told RS. “I also wanted to find a great balance between dance and indie, and I kind of held back a lot just to create that moment where it’s about the melodies and the songs.
It’s that innovation that Angello says he’s bringing to the entirety of Wild Youth, which is set for release on July 22.
“I think it’s really important for dance music today to become creative again, rethink and not just repeat yourself over and over again, like a lot of producers do,” he told MTV News earlier this year.