Don’t Miss Out: Swedish House Mafia Drops Long-Awaited Single “Lioness”

The hunted becomes the huntress in Swedish House Mafia‘s new single, “Lioness.” Prowling into a sonic savanna of swelling house music, “Lioness” arrives with high anticipation. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello had initially planned a mid-April release, but delayed it after playing the song live because they “weren’t satisfied with the production and needed to do last minute changes,” the band explained.

After an eerie flute pattern slithers in, Swedish House Mafia’s production advances with hypnotic intensity as Niki & The Dove’s haunting vocals pounce on the beat, defiantly chanting, “You can’t keep me down, I am done, I am furious.” The song’s fierce, propulsive drop conjures the image of a badass feline adorned in ceremonial black and gold warpaint, eyes blazing.