Forever (Alesso album)

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Forever
Alesso-Forever.jpg
Studio album by
Released22 May 2015 (2015-05-22)
Recorded2012–15
Genre
Length
  • 49:31 (standard edition)
  • 62:57 (deluxe edition)
Label
Producer
Singles from Forever
  1. "If I Lose Myself"
    Released: 30 March 2013
  2. "Under Control"
    Released: 7 October 2013
  3. "Tear the Roof Up"
    Released: 30 July 2014[1]
  4. "Heroes (We Could Be)"
    Released: 23 August 2014[2]
  5. "Cool"
    Released: 17 February 2015[3]
  6. "Sweet Escape"
    Released: 15 May 2015

Forever (stylised as FOREVER) is the debut studio album by Swedish DJ and record producer Alesso. It was released on 22 May 2015 by Def Jam Recordings.[4] Alesso has said of the album, "It's been an indescribable journey to get this album together. I'm so proud of it, it's very personal to me, it's a dream to me that this has come together and I do what I love every single day. I hope my fans will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it and all the memories and emotions that went into every song. Thank you to everyone who helped me on this incredible journey and this is just the beginning."[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic53/100[6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[7]
Boston Globe(unfavorable)[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]
PopMatters(3/10)[10]

Forever received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 53, which indicates "mixed or average reviews", based on 4 reviews.

Track listing[edit]

Forever – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Profondo"Alessandro LindbladAlesso2:19
2."Payday"LindbladAlesso3:17
3."Heroes (We Could Be)" (featuring Tove Lo)Alesso3:31
4."Tear the Roof Up"
Alesso3:16
5."Cool" (featuring Roy English)
3:42
6."Scars" (featuring Ryan Tedder)
Alesso3:18
7."Sweet Escape" (featuring Sirena)
3:52
8."Destinations"LindbladAlesso5:29
9."If It Wasn't for You"
  • Lindblad
  • Simon Strömstedt
Alesso3:52
10."In My Blood"Alesso3:04
11."Under Control" (with Calvin Harris featuring Hurts)3:05
12."All This Love" (featuring Noonie Bao)
  • Alesso
  • Lotus IV[b]
4:11
13."If I Lose Myself" (versus OneRepublic)
3:35
14."Immortale"LindbladAlesso3:11

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • "If It Wasn't for You" features uncredited vocals by Simon Strömstedt.
  • "In My Blood" features uncredited vocals by John Martin.
  • "Cool" contains samples of Kylie Minogue's 2010 single "Get Outta My Way".
  • The deluxe edition was available everywhere excluding North America.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 41
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 69
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 43
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 78
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[18] 18
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[19] 54
Irish Albums (IRMA)[20] 95
Italian Albums (FIMI)[21] 32
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[22] 27
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[23] 33
Scottish Albums (OCC)[24] 17
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[25] 65
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 4
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[27] 42
UK Albums (OCC)[28] 24
US Billboard 200[29] 30
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[30] 1
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[31] 8

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[32] Gold 20,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Tear The Roof Up | Alesso – Télécharger et écouter l'album". Qobuz.com. 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  3. ^ "Cool | Alesso – Télécharger et écouter l'album". Qobuz.com. 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Forever by Alesso". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20150712000040/http://www.universalmusic.ca/press-releases/alesso-debut-album-forever-out-may-26/. Archived from the original on July 12, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Forever reviews". Metacritic. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  7. ^ David Jeffries. "Forever - Alesso".
  8. ^ Maura Johnston. "Album Review:Alesso, 'FOREVER'".
  9. ^ Chuck Arnold. "Album Review:Alesso, 'FOREVER'".
  10. ^ "Alesso - FOREVER".
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  14. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1 June 2015. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
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  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alesso – Forever" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alesso – Forever" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  18. ^ "Alesso Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Alesso – Forever" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  20. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 22, 2015". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  21. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Alesso – Forever". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Top of the Shops - アルバムの公式リストは、日本で数週間を販売しました" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  23. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Alesso – Forever". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  24. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  25. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Alesso – Forever". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  26. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Alesso – Forever". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  27. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Alesso – Forever". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  28. ^ "Alesso | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  29. ^ "Alesso Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  30. ^ "Alesso Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  31. ^ "Alesso Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  32. ^ "Universal Music Brasil". Universal Music. Instagram. April 23, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2017.