Good thing they’ve decided to throw in the towel. Because honestly, with a track like this, they can’t keep up this charade. For those of you who are just tuning in, about a month ago the Swedish powerhouse trio announced to the world that they were calling it quits after this tour to seek out other opportunities. It sounds like the decision was an amicable one, which is good, and probably means we’ll see a reunion tour in only 4 or 5 years with ticket prices double or triple what they are now. Let me tell you that I was at the Ultra when they first unveiled “One” to the world. I saw that shit happening live and will never forget how that felt. “One” was something truly exceptional and it still is. As time progressed, these boys got catapulted to fame and became rock stars, with hardly a house music fan not knowing every single one of their names. And together – when they got together to play – it was like a house orgasm, a housegasm if you will. I only got to see them as a group twice, not including the live stream of their MSG set last December, and I will never forget either show. Say what you will about them but they sure know how to entertain, both with their productions and their live sets.
“Save The World” was my first hint that they were beginning to lose their inspiration. The track grew on me, sure, but it was no “One”. “Antidote” was simply breathtaking, but I can’t give them all the credit for that (read: Knife Party). “Greyhound” for me was a tour-de-force but I know not everyone felt the same about it. But now, with their supposed last track ever, “Don’t You Worry Child” is simply nothing special, far from a high note to leave on. In fact, it grossly resembles “Save The World” and not just because they invited singer John Martin back to record the vocals for it. It’s a bittersweet track in that it just doesn’t live up to their legacy but also affirms the need for them to part. Independently, I have no doubt that they will continue to churn out the amazing productions they have both before and during the reign of SHM (*cough* Axwell *cough*). Sometimes it’s not about the world wants, but what we need, and I think right now we need something other than the Swedish House Mafia. It’s been a hell of a ride.
Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit)
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