The group also announced their first world tour since the reunion.
After teasing its arrival earlier this week, Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd have officially dropped their collaborative single ‘Moth to a Flame’.
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After a hiatus of almost nine years, it comes as Swedish House Mafia’s third single for the year. They dropped two songs a week earlier in July, first with “It Gets Better,” then with Ty Doll$ Ignore and the 070 Shake-featuring “Lifeline.”
Watch the film clip for “Moth to a Flame,” directed by Alexander Wesley, below:
“Moth to a Flame” was first teased by The Weeknd in September, when they posted two snippets of audio and tagged the recently reunited EDM supergroup. A teaser of the song was shared earlier this week.
The track will appear on Swedish House Mafia’s upcoming third studio album, ‘Paradise Forever’, which is due for release in early 2022.
With the new single, the trio announced their first world tour since 2019, which includes 44 cities on the itinerary. The run will begin with a North American leg the following July, before rolling out across the UK and Europe between September and November.
The announcement comes a day after news this week that Swedish house mafia would perform at Coachella 2022, appearing alongside Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott.
Tickets for the ‘Paradise Forever’ tour will go on sale next Friday (October 29) and will be available for purchase. from the band’s website. Fans will also be able to access exclusive pre-sales by pre-ordering the ‘Paradise Forever’ special tour edition CD.
Earlier this month, The Weeknd revealed that their upcoming fifth studio album — officially untitled at this stage, but often referred to simply as ‘Dawn’ — was almost complete, teasing it. happened that”[the] The only thing missing is a pair [of] characters that are important to the narrative”. He had earlier said that the album would be ready by the end of August.
Citing the likes of Britney Spears, Nas and Kanye West as inspirations, The Weeknd described their new record as “the album I’ve always wanted to make”. Its lead single, ‘Take My Breath’, came out in August. It came with a film clip that was initially scheduled to debut in IMAX theaters, but was quickly pulled due to epilepsy concerns.
Fans will be able to catch The Weeknd on tour next year with the singer’s ‘After Hours Till Dawn’ stadium tour to include legs in North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.