Former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello releases his solo debut, Wild Youth, on January 22nd, but fans can access Chapter 1 — consisting of half the album’s tracks — today on iTunes. Accompanying the partial LP rollout is a new video for Wild Youth‘s third single, “Remember,” which dropped in October and features Australian EDM duo the Presets. The clip features three young boys on an ominous Stand by Me–esque camping trip in the woods, and culminates in a foreshadowing of Angello’s musical career.
“Wild Youth is the soundtrack of my life,” Angello told Rolling Stone in a statement. “It’s based on a true story — honest, naked and the most exposed I’ve ever been. The visuals go hand in hand with the music and everything I’ve tried capturing can be seen and heard. Substance and honesty have been the most important in this 3 year journey! I never thought I’d make it through the self discovery stage but here it is! Enjoy.”
Angello described Wild Youth as “a little darker” than his prior work and “a little melancholy” in a prior RS interview. “No song is an attempt to create a pop record,” said the producer. “This is just straight-up vibes and unorthodox arrangements.”
In advance of the album, Angello will appear at Contact Winter Music Festival, taking place in Vancouver on December 26th and 27th.