Given that we’re now a full week into February, It appears that Axwell /\ Ingrosso have postponed their album yet again. In November, Amy Thomson, the duo’s manager, responded to a fan who asked about album plans, stating that “It’s [the album] is being announced in Jan. 2017 will be their biggest year of the journey so far.” However, this promise never came to fruition.
This is not the first time this has happened, either. As the DJs announced the formation of Axwell /\ Ingrosso prior to their Governors Ball 2014 performance, an album signed with Def Jam records was allegedly on its way. Axwell has mentioned numerous times that an Axwell album has been an idea since before Swedish House Mafia became massively successful. In an interview at the Soho Apple Store from April of 2015, the duo spoke extensively about their plans for the album. As far as music hype goes, fans become frustrated when promises are broken, especially when it happens repeatedly.
Now, the idea of the Axwell /\ Ingrosso album is becoming harder to believe as it has been teased many times, but has never come true. However, the live sets that Axwell /\ Ingrosso have been performing over the past few years are some of the absolute best DJ sets around. The group has been releasing a string of amazing singles both independently and in collaboration, and it’s arguable that releasing each single independently is more appropriate for these artists than in the format of an album. You can pre-save their new single “I Love You (But I Don’t Like You Right Now)” to your Spotify playlists ahead of it’s Feb 10th release here.