Swedish House Mafia Is Dying: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

See also "Swedish House Mafia Announce Breakup, Last Show in Sweden on November 24."

Swedish House Mafia is arguably the biggest, most beloved and bloated DJ group in the entire EDM world.

From the moment Ingrosso, Axwell, and Angello's music hit the air, fans have been obscenely loyal, driving nearly every big-room single straight into the annals of dance music history. Forever.

But nothing actually lasts forever. Even dance music demigods die. And since reaching the top, the SHM dudes have announced they're giving up altogether. There's nowhere else to go really. So fuck it.

They just released what is probably their last music video ever, for what could be their last single ever, "Don't You Worry Child." It's as sappy and self-aware as you would expect.

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It starts with a shot of the boys flying in a helicopter and some news footage of their impending breakup being announced. "News just reached us," like it's a goddamn Mars landing. We reminisce over some live footage processed to look old as fuck while the singer is all "those days are gone," as if the super-group is already dead. Never forget.

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Hey, did you know they play to really big crowds? They're kind of established. In fact, since their 2009 break-out hit "Leave the World Behind," every single they've released has charted in the U.S., pretty much all hitting the top five. "One," "Antidote," and "Greyhound" peaked at no. 3, while "Miami 2 Ibiza" and "Save the World" made it to the top spot. This latest tear jerker is sure to climb to the highest of heights, since quitting/dying is basically the greatest career move ever.

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Alex Anico
Alex Anico

ive never heard one of their tracks...ever.

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