by: Ross Goldenberg
Jul 20, 2021
The Swedish House Mafia comeback train keeps chugging along, with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello admitting the in-person debut of their first pair of Paradise Again album offerings. Virtually appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Swedish House Mafia continued to purposefully broadcast their return by closing out Fallon’s July 19 show. The Tonight Show became the first talk show performance in any of the Swedes’ respective careers, and Swedish House Mafia made the most out of an opportunity to formally reintroduce themselves to a United States audience that hadn’t actually seem them since Ultra 2018.
Bringing along their two “Lifetime” counterparts—Ty Dolla $ign and 070 Shake—Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello each stood in a compartmentalized setup similar to that of their reunion tour, with a simple silhouette of the collective’s iconic logo outlining them on either a synthesizer or drum pad as the camera flipped between the two featured vocalists and the trio. “Lifetime” wouldn’t close the curtain on their TV debut, though. As the forthcoming LP‘s second member began to transition out, “It Gets Better” seamlessly faded in as the performance’s cherry on top, realizing its live premiere while potentially alluding to what Swedish House Mafia’s album tour could look like come 2022.
Watch the side-by-side performances of “Lifetime” and “It Gets Better” below.
Featured image: Alexander Wessely