The Swedish House Mafia (SHM) buzz is continuing into 2022 with “One Symphony,” the new symphonic version of “One.” The illustrious trio has always approached their music with the scope of a full orchestra, and now there’s proof that their productions can exist in both worlds.
Celebrated Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad arranged “One Symphony.” Mühlrad released his debut album, Time, last year to rave reviews (pun intended) and he was SHM’s first choice for the rework.
“Having Jacob’s world meet ours has always been on our minds,” state SHM. “His interpretation of ‘One’ is absolutely incredible and we are so happy to finally release it to the world.”
“I felt very inspired and honored when I received the commission,” states Mühlrad. “My starting point in writing ‘One Symphony’ was to use the beautiful simplicity of the main melody originally written as a downward scale movement within the interval of a 5th. The 5th is an interval that exists in all musical traditions in the world. I felt an urge to keep trying to keep the gesture both rhythmically and melodically and vary it as much as possible. At some point, the music took over my concept and ‘One Symphony’ revealed itself.”
After months of anticipation, SHM is set to take over the world one more time in 2022. Their debut album, Paradise Again, is expected this year, and they have already announced a massive world tour that will run all the way through to November.
Listen to “One Symphony” by Swedish House Mafia and Jacob Mühlrad below.