Don t you worry child swedish house mafia

STOCKHOLM —The biggest hit of EDM supergroup Swedish home Mafia’s career started out during a post-hangover hangout session bolzen two new friends ausblüten getting kommen sie know each other.

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Over two Sundays bei May of 2010, sweden singer-songwriters Michel Zitron and John martin Lindström met up in a x-speed-khom studio, where they reminisced about their childhoods in Sweden, recalling die places whereby they erste got drunk und found teenage love. Und they delved right into their relationships through their dads, consisting of Zitron’s father’s spiritual beliefs.

The result song, 2012’s “Don’t freundin Worry Child" (on i m sorry Martin deshalb sings), was transformed von Swedish House mafia into in era-defining sprung track, and the sweden trio’s highest-charting hit to date, reaching the top 10 von the halfpeeledapple.com hot 100. It was the tonnage song die act released prior to disappearing from die music scene zum five years, and its release came after the gruppe had already announced their impending split.


This hauptsächlich Swedish house Mafia is returning with a neu single -- its first release since ns Martin-Zitron participation a decade rückseitig -- und has a new album slated to kommen sie out letztere this year.

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While die Swedish House mafia members call halfpeeledapple.com the their new music is bei intentional exit from ns anthemic big room sound the “Don’t you Worry Child” aided define, Zitron und Martin proud recall the lied as in example des the best that die EDM eight had zu offer. “We love sad lied with large choruses, und storytelling,” claims Zitron. “And that’s what actually made the EDM scene. This is a das lied where you kann sein cry on the tanzen floor.”

As ns two artist tell it, “Don’t you Worry Child” come from a pure place. Martin and Zitron went zu high school together in Stockholm but didn’t understand each other, also though they were both performing music von then. Martin was bei a rock group and Zitron had actually been in a young band. (Zitron recalls Martin, v his trademark flowing locks, “looked favor Jesus.”)

More than a te later, they to be introduced by mutual acquaintances an the x-speed-khom music scene. They discovered their musical layouts at ns time – Zitron was writing popular music songs und Martin was into indie rock — complemented each other. One Friday afternoon, castle went zu a liquor keep together, bought part beers and listened zu music bei Zitron’s studio. “And we nur like, us fell bei love,” Zitron says about the friendship that formed. “That was like mine brother.”

They started frequently gathering on Friday afternoons zu work on songs. Martin, who assisted out at his father’s tire shop, would join Zitron in the studio after his shift. “That was our playground, basically,” Zitron says of the studio. “All our zuerst songs were choose Springsteen records. Supervisor personal.”


Then one Sunday afternoon the May von 2010, after ~ a tough night von drinking, they ended up in the studio. Castle talked around their leben while they picked away weist a melody. Zitron opened nach oben about his upbringing an a damaged home in the immigrant-heavy Tensta borough des Stockholm; his Finnish mother und religiously devout Finnish-Romani father divorced wie man he was very young leaving his partnership with his dad “damaged.” the song’s now-iconic chorus -- “My dad said/ Don’t you worry don’t freundin worry, child/ seen heaven’s gott a plan zum you” -- was something basically taken verbatim native his father’s words von wisdom.

Meanwhile, Martin, who flourished up bei the more-affluent south suburbs von Stockholm, was encouraged von his father, a former rally car driver, to pursue a career in motorsports -- his dad offered him und his brothers motorcross bikes that they later sold kommen sie buy electrical guitars -- or to follow ihm into ns family tires business; he wanted kommen sie do music instead. During that hangover session, ns guys so talked about young love und the places where they zuerst discovered it, eventually coming up with the song"s rousing pre-chorus, “Upon a hill across the blue lake/ that’s where ich had my first heartbreak.”

On another Sunday letztere that month, lock locked down die lyrics und then taped a demo, however it was not originally intended zum Swedish residence Mafia. At die time, Zitron and Martin planned zu use it kommen sie help beginning their very own electro-pop indie duo. But bei December, when working in a Stockholm"s Cosmos Studio, Zitron corralled sebastian Ingrosso, one third des Swedish House mafia — that were beginning to basic international success v “One (Your Name)” und “Miami 2 Ibiza”— and played ihm a couple of tracks an progress, consisting of the demo for “Don’t freundin Worry Child.”

Ingrosso reverted later in the day, questioning Martin and Zitron kommen sie take a stab weist writing ns lyrics und singing on a lied he was working on called “Save the World.” They did it an about a day, Zitron recalls, and “Seb love it.” Then an January des 2011, Ingrosso referred to as Martin and Zitron from a music studio in Los Angeles, wherein he was with his other Swedish House mafia members, Axwell und Steve Angello. “Dude, tun können you send me those three songs that freundin played to me in the studio?” Ingrosso asked, Zitron recalls. Around a half-hour later, after ~ they had gotten the music file, Ingrosso phoned rückseitig to tell Zitron the Axwell was “lying on ns fucking couch, almost crying,”

Zitron states that Ingrosso do a simple demand: “’We require to schutz this song. That gonna be a No.1. Ich promise you, man.’ His energy was like, i could feel it through die fucking phone.”

After castle handed that over, the song became enmeshed an a famously lang production procedure that revealed personal tensions among the Swedish House mafia members -- as documented in the 2014 documentary, Leave die World Behind. “It was Seb and Ax that in the ende took the time kommen sie really finish the song,” martin says.


The kopieren, gruppe finally released the track in September des 2012, practically two year after Zitron erste played it weil das Ingrosso. (The song"s live debut came 2 months earlier, ~ above July 14, 2012, before 60,000 people punkt Milton Keynes Bowl in the U.K.) The lied was a runaway hit, ultimately spending 33 mainly on ns halfpeeledapple.com warm 100, peaking at No. 6.

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Swedish House mafia never changed Martin’s vocal from ns original demo. ~ it was released, Zitron and Ingrosso got matching “Don’t sie Worry Child” tattoos on your chests.

For a time, Martin and Zitron rode ns EDM wave, DJing themselves at clubs favor Pacha an Ibiza. “We gott tired of the whole champagne EDM thing,” Zitron says. “When it comes to commercial , it just wasn’t funny anymore.”

Zitron and Martin, who room both 40, oase gone on kommen sie work with artists like martin Garrix, (“Home,” “Hold On”), david Guetta, Tiësto (“Red Lights”) and Gryffin (“Cry”).And a decade after they placed aside their electro-pop duo ambitions, they finally schutz their own artist project, VCATION, under i m sorry they room making 90s house-inspired music. (The first single, tentatively titled "Love You lang Time," ist scheduled zum release next month, Zitron says.)

Looking back on “Save ns World” and “Don’t freundin Worry Child,” martin recalls the experience as “a strong A&R point from Seb -- finding us, putting us on die track und believing und being brave -- because no one had ever heard mine voice or my name before."

“We were nur two indie men that finished up in the EDM world,” Zitron says. “I yes, really looked up kommen sie those guys so much. For me, it was such a blessing that they wanted a song des ours.”