While we all felt a Swedish House Mafia reunion was inevitable, there was never a guarantee. Over 5 years apart, Steve Angello working on his solo career, Axwell/\Ingrosso taking flight – the stars weren’t aligning. However, thanks to former manager Amy Thomson, we now have a little insight as to how the old band got back together.
Before her departure back in August 2018, Amy had one last rabbit to pull out of the hat. In her recent Instagram post, Thomson shares a candid story about the iconic Swedish trio. She details a moment one year ago today (Wednesday, November 28) where she received an early morning phone call from Ultra co-founder Adam Russakoff. Frequently getting calls from him too early in the morning, this one was different:
“COME ON, AMY…IT’S TIME.”
Time for the trio to reunite. Time for the world to see their brilliance again. Time to revive our way of life. From that moment on, the mission was clear – the Swedish House Mafia reunion will be at Ultra 2018.
It’s a short, but very cool post on the fickle nature of stardom. How one phone call can change everything. How people can be brought back from the brink, and thrust into a spotlight bigger than any of them could imagine. It reminds us how the line between fame and forgotten is so nuanced, all it takes is one little push to send you in either direction. How one phone call can Save The World (well, metaphorically).
Check out Thomson’s full post below, and expect a dose of chills while you’re at it.
Amy Thomson’s Instagram Post
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Exactly a year ago today I was walking out my door to my car to the airport to fly to Sweden when @adamrussakoff called me and said come on Amy. It’s Time. And one week later it was agreed. Sat in a room where they had genuinely not seen each other for 5 years. Drinking coffee. 3 months later I was on that stage at 6am in a leather jacket testing lasers didn’t burn the back of them. We never got chance to test the fire would go that high except for one unit, but when it went off and those 3 friends who had not seen each other for 5 years were surrounded by fire which i think is the only photo which shows the booth was made from mirror. Which was symbolic for them and underneath it … it was engraved. (But what did it say ?) This picture came from that phone call which as always was from Adam too early in the morning 🙂 the fire idea came from a meeting where we all said for fucks sake. Let’s just burn the whole thing when no one could decide what to do. Turns out it was one of my favorite show moments ever. ?