The “old” Alesso seems to be back, as he released new music under the shape of a 3-track mixtape called “Progresso Volume 1”
The swede is one of the main artists credited for the rise (and “fall”) of progressive house, with that euphoric feeling and nostalgic touch that only Alesso tracks could have. The Swedish mastermind is behind some of the greatest classics of the early 2010’s, like “If I lose Myself” with One Republic, “Years” with Matthew Koma and “Heroes” with Tove Lo. In the past few years however, Alesso took a different approach to music and experimented with a few tracks more directed to the radio and the general public, which didn’t really turn out for him as he angered long-time fans with that change.
Recently, after claims of going back to his old sound, Alesso came through and released “Tilted Towers”, a bassline heavy track that just oozes old progressive vibes. Now, he intends to carry on with his newfound momentum with this new mixtape.
“Progresso Volume 1” contains 3 tracks, and they’re all major throwbacks to the classic bassline heavy, catchy melody Swedish sound of the early 2010’s that artists like Steve Angello, Axwell and Alesso himself made us grow accustomed to.
The first track is the title track “Progresso”. It has a very similar vibe to “Tilted Towers”, with a very bass-y, dark vibe to it. The breakdown features chilling vocals, which carry us through the incredible chord progression amazingly. The second track, “Confession”, adopts a more house-y vibe, mixed in nicely with the stabs and synths we can hear throughout the song. It’s my personal favorite of the bunch, with certain parts of the track even being reminiscent of Pryda tracks. Lastly, but certainly not least, we have “Time”. This one is a more vocal oriented track, with a female voice through the entirety of it. It feels more oriented towards radio plays and the “mainstream” audience, but old school Alesso fans will still enjoy it as it blasts through their speakers.
You can check out the full mixtape in the link down below. Is this the return of the Alesso we all know and love? Let us know!