Swedish House Mafia ended a nine-year gap in new music releases last Friday with the release of “It Gets Better,” and they’re hurrying along toward the release of their debut album later this year with the release of yet another new single, “Lifetime” with Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake.
“It’s 100% feel,” Steve Angello told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. “I think this was the time where we sat down and we were just throwing ideas at each other of what kind of music we like, and this is boiling everything down to like, ‘What did we feel?’ We came to a place, especially with this song, you feel great. It’s like, listen to the song, put on headphones, be in the subway, drive a car, go on a fucking walk. Do whatever you want. This is going to make … it’s feels. And that’s what you said. It has substance, it’s depth. It’s like, Swedish House Mafia into a blender. This is what happens with this whole new album, man. It is a lot of things.”
The song has prominent hip hop vibes but it’s also, as Angello said, full of feels harkening back to synthwave artists like M83 or Timecop1983 or Kavinsky. Check it out below.