Over the last week or two, Swedish House Mafia has kept their fans on their toes, by tweeting out extremely short cryptic videos, and promoting the hashtag #leavetheworldbehind in connection with a new website leavetheworldbehind.com. The videos were percieved by fans as many things, including an SHM documentary, but now the mystery has been solved.
Swedish House Mafia has finally premiered the video they have been promoting, which is a special version of "Leave the World Behind" - a much slower version than the original anthem SHM was known for pumping out during sets.
In a statement on the website, Steve Angello, Axwell, and Sebastian Ingrosso said, "We are so proud to appear in the new version of 'Leave the World Behind,' one of our favourite tracks which we made early in our careers with Laidback Luke, by Lune. Lune has long been a friend and collaborator to us and the team at volvo presented this beautiful film idea to us filmed in Scandenivia at it's most beautiful. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it."
According to MixMag, the video is the start of a partnership between Volvo and Swedish House Mafia. The car manufacturer will use the song in their advertising campaign for their 2014 XC60 Crossover, which appears in the video.
Check out the video below:
Check out each individual video below again, before this version of "Leave the World Behind" was unveiled: