Whether you like them or not, Greyhound represents something very significant for Swedish House Mafia. Why? Because it’s not a collaboration. What has really brought SHM down a few dozen notches in terms of the quality of their productions for so many people is the, frankly, naff off collaborations with pop stars.
Greyhound however is really just SHM, and even better for them, it’s SHM without vocals. Not that we are against vocal house tracks, but so many SHM vocal tracks of recent years have been below par. Greyhound is a step back to their roots, a proper house track with synths. It’s still house music, so if you didn’t like it before you won’t now, but the point is it is house music.
Unfortunately, the video lets things down a bit. The music doesn’t even start until half way through, long video intros are really best left to the true superstars who can afford such arrogance, and Swedish House Mafia are unlikely to ever be at that level – which is why they can’t get away with it but Michael Jackson did with Thriller.
Still, Greyhound is a step back to their roots, and we’re glad for it, because once upon a time Ingrosso, Axwell and Angello really were the kings of house. Now, if they could take a step back with the live shows too and go back to them being about the music and not ridiculous visuals and effects….ah, who are we kidding?!