It’s been more than five months since their last appearance online but Swedish House Mafia seem to have something ready to show the world. Some days ago a poster pointing at this Friday appeared in Melbourne, Australia. Emails from a PR agency were sent talking about some sort of announcement this Friday; now, the official Swedish House Mafia website has been updated for the first time in two years.
But, let’s start from the beginning. What we actually know?
Jordi Presa via his Instagram stories has announced that a video will be out tomorrow, the 14th of July 2021. He also specified that will be released at 3 pm Stockholm local time but, who is Jordi Presa, and is he legit?
The Swedish House Mafia poster in Melbourne, Australia
The first sign after the famous Friday’s live stream came out some days ago when a poster similar to the ones that appeared in Miami for the reunion, popped out in Melbourne Australia. The funny thing was the poster was close to those of Rufus Du Sol (the Australian group is also planning to release some sort of new music in the following months).
The Swedish House Mafia poster was in line with the aesthetic of the group, showing the three dots in the middle with a date below them: 16 07 21. The font matches with the one used for the materials until now. At a first glance, people thought about some sort of fans’ joke as it has been the only poster that appeared during this period of time. The pics started to circulate on social media reaching Axwell, who has liked several posts on Instagram about the poster.
PR agency sending out emails about an announcement
If the posters weren’t enough wired, on the same time frame, media outlets started to receive emails from a certain Josh Karpf (Digital and Social Media at Keurig Dr Pepper) asking to post a couple of Swedish House Mafia videos and talking about a “profile awareness campaign” with “no specific track to push”.
According to Mr. Karpf’s Linkedin profile, he was the Global Director of Marketing for Spotify between 2013 and 2016. He now works as Digital and Social Media for Keurig Dr Pepper, which is a leading beverage company in North America, which seems to have nothing to do with the electronic music field.
Again, according to the email sent by Josh Karpf, both EDM Nomad and EDM.com has shared the videos provided (both available on their respective Instagram accounts).
Proximity pointing out about a new track coming Friday
Billboard appeared in Stockholm, Sweden, New York City and Mexico City
A big billboard, showing the famous three-dot logo and the 15 07 21 date has appeared in Stockholm, Sweden, today, 12th of July 2021. The different dates from the Australia poster could be linked to the time zone between Australia and Sweden
New posters have been spotted in New York City as well. This time they show a QR code that reminds directly to the SHM official website, www.swedishhousemafia.com. The iconic middle main ledwall of Times Square lights up with the Swedish House Mafia announcement.
The Swedish trio will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon on his show next Monday on NBC. There has been no official announcement yet but the webpage of the tv program has been updated with the guest of the night and the Swedish House Mafia seem one of them. The website also reports the presence of Ty Dolla $ign & 070 Shake.
UPDATE 13/17/2021 19:05 CEST: the trio is no more scheduled as a guest on the show.
According to an ATRL.net insider, Mr.S, the trio has changed last minute the track to release. “They switched to another song. This will follow sometime after though.” he stated. This could also be linked to the fact that SHM are no more featured on Jimmy Fallon’s show for Monday.
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