Swedish House Mafia, Jacob Mühlrad reunite for official release of masterful ‘One Symphony’
Swedish House Mafia first wished us a Merry Christmas and now they’re wishing us a Happy New Year. A week after unexpectedly releasing their five-minute extension of “Moth To A Flame,” Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello are unboxing a second gift to clinch that 2022 begins on the highest of high notes. Nearly three years ago, the trio partnered up alongside Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad for an orchestral transformation of their now 11-year-old classic “One,” unveiling it during their first reunion tour stops at Stockholm’s Tele2 arena and playing it throughout the remainder of their spring and summer circuit. And “One Symphony” had gone untouched up until Swedish House Mafia played host to The Weeknd’s Memento Mori radio show in late October, reawakening it out of the blue in between their Paradise Again rollout.
The trio explained that the original creation process behind “One” was comparable to that of an orchestra, where “each sound and note played its role and had its place in the piece,” adding that a lightbulb went off to reach out to Mühlrad “to see how it would sound in his world” before they went back out on the road in 2019. The “One Symphony” is as cinematic as it possibly gets and stacks up to an Oscar-worthy score from Hans Zimmer himself, with Mühlrad translating the Swedes’ timeless melody through an entranced arrangement that yields a flawless first release of 2022.
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