It’s crazy to think that Ultra Music Festival was almost a year ago now, but the Miami-based event will certainly not be forgotten for many years to come. The return of Swedish House Mafia was long anticipated, and their set was packed full of brand new edits, mashups, and some special throwbacks. Whether you were present in Miami on the day, or watching via the live stream across the world, the moment was truly spectacular. A highlight of the night came when the trio played ‘Remember‘, a moving track by one of the group members Steve Angello, which was played with a backdrop featuring clips from the earlier Swedish House Mafia days, back before the break up. That special track was part of Angello’s 2015 album Wild Youth, which has just turned 3 years old.
The album showed a turning point in Angello’s sound, moving away from the more traditional ‘SHM’ sound that the trio pioneered, and evolving his own sound to create a magnificent collection of 13 tracks. The album crossed boundaries with its variety in sound and approach, taking a more relaxed, melodic style on some tracks, and retaining the festival vibe on others. Featuring incredible vocalists such as Dan Reynolds, Dougy from The Temper Trap, Tom Taped and Alex Aris, and Mako, the album was packed with powerful lyrics that capture so much emotion. Tracks such as ‘Wasted Love‘ and ‘Children Of The Wild‘ became fan favourites from Angello’s sets, whilst ‘….‘ told a story that many would not have been aware of beforehand, and gave a new meaning to the album altogether. If you haven’t seen the video for that one before, check it out here… you wont regret it!
The entire Wild Youth album is still available via Steve Angello’s streaming accounts, so go and check it out below via Spotify and let us know your favourite from this iconic Angello masterpiece!