Only one week after Zedd  released his sophomore album \”True Colors\”, Alesso has released his entry into the race for album of the summer. Alesso\’s \”Forever\”,established himself as one of the biggest acts this spring  with headlining performances at Ultra and Coachella. Thankfully, his live show translated into a must listen to album full of progressive house bangers.

Several of the songs on the album are previous releases of Alesso\’s greatest hits including smash hits \’Heroes\’, his collaboration with Calvin Harris \’Under Control\’, but the new releases show another side of Alesso.

First, Alesso get\’s back to his roots and emulates the style of his mentor Sebasian Ingrosso. \”Forever\” begins with a dark, ominous intro \’profondo\’ into \’PAYDAY\’. These two tracks display a more intense, industrial sound for the artist. Alesso also experiments with this style reminiscent of fellow Swedes Axwell and Ingrosso in \’Tear The roof Up\’.

Their is a good counterbalance  between this dark intense sound and the lighter, sound with soaring vocals he featured in in \’Heroes\’. Examples of this lighter sound include, \’Cool\’, \’Scars\’, and \’Sweet Escape\’.

This album is a triumph. Nearly every song stands on its own right as a quality release. Alesso continues to build his reputaion as a progressive house superstar. Aditionally, Alesso\’s experimentation with a darker grittier sound shows the versatility in his talent.

Listen to the best new tracks from \”Forever\” here: