Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd Collaborate for “Avatar: The Way of Water” Soundtrack

Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd have reportedly joined forces for a new single, which will appear in the Avatar: The Way of Water soundtrack.

The track, titled "Nothing Is Lost (You Give me Strength)," was written by The Weeknd and produced by the legendary electronic music trio, who have become frequent collaborators of the chart-topping "Blinding Lights" singer. The new song will be released on December 15th at 3pm ET, mere hours before the James Cameron-directed film swoops into theaters.

Swedish House Mafia's resounding, cinematic production bellows underneath brooding vocals from the The Weeknd, who croons, "I thought I could protect you from paying for my sins / You give me strength / I would do either way / Nothing's lost, no more pain."

Check out the trailer below.

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All three members of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, had previously taken to their respective Instagram Stories to share a cryptic teaser posted by The Weeknd. The image featured a crystalline blue letter "A."

It was all but officially confirmed, considering the imagery has become synonymous with Cameron's iconic Avatar franchise. But today's preview of "Nothing Is Lost (You Give me Strength)" was the smoking gun fans needed.

It's been 13 years since we've been treated to another Avatar film. The Way of Water stars Zoe Saldaña and Sam Worthington, with Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement and Kate Winslet in supporting roles.

The long-awaited sci-fi fantasy film is set more than a decade after the event's of its predecessor. It is said to explore the new lives of its protagonists, Jake Sully and Ney'tiri, whose family must battle and endure tragedy after being displaced from their home and fleeing to the waterworld of Metkayina, an oceanic Na'vi clan.

Avatar: The Way of Water is due to hit the big screen on December 16th in the United States.

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Lennon is a music journalist who has contributed to EDM.com for over five years. A seasoned music business reporter, his writings bridge the gap between education and technology through a musical lens. He is also the host of the music business podcast When Life Hands You Lennons and founder of his own electronic music website, EDM In A Soda.

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