By Scott T. Sterling
The former members of Swedish House Mafia continue to charge forward with their musical endeavors, with Steve Angello officially releasing “Wasted Years,” the first single from his forthcoming debut solo album, Wild Youth, which is scheduled for release in the fall on Columbia Records.
The track hit iTunes and other digital retailers today (July 22).
“Wasted Years” features Dougy Mandagi, lead singer of Australian rock band The Temper Trap, who are best known for the 2008 hit single, “Sweet Disposition.” The song’s emotional lyric video boasts images of rapturous fans in the crowd at Angello live shows shot in his home country of Sweden.
“We just wanted to have a song where our worlds collided a little bit, something that speaks to all of us, so I wanted to create something that was different but also honored the Temper Trap style,” Angello told Rolling Stone about the collaboration. “I also wanted to find a great balance between dance and indie, and I kind of held back a lot just to create that moment where it’s about the melodies and the songs.”
The DJ/producer debuted the track during his appearance at this year’s T in the Park Festival in Scotland earlier this month.
Angello has also been busy with his record label, Size. Earlier this year, he released the label’s catalog online for free.