"People are putting their hands in the air, and they're singing to someone; you can feel it." Icona Pop will look to build on all that momentum with the release of a full-length album later this summer through Big Beat/Altantic, one that they say will show off different sides of their personalities ... "It's coming out in the end of the summer, and we just went to LA to do the final mixing, and now it's done, it's finite, and it's on its way to mastering," Jawo said."There's a lot of heartache [on the album], a lot of love drama, but still friendship, happiness.The lyric video puts that “GIRLS, GIRLS” art front and center, but Icona Pop didn’t just come up with all the featured selfies on their own.
When Swedish singers Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo decided to make music together, they had no idea what they were going to do. Though they attended the same music school in Stockholm, the duo’s electro-pop outfit Icona Pop was born out of a chance meeting at a party — Jawo had come out of a particularly grueling breakup and Hjelt was in a bout of artistic malaise, and the two felt an instant creative connection.
It's not going to be 12 songs that sound exactly like 'I Love It.' You're going to hear the journey we've been through over the past four-and-a-half years.
It's going to be mayhem." You've been warned, pigs.
We caught up with Icona Pop in downtown Manhattan on the day before their first live U. performance to talk about the band’s early days, their inspirations, and love. Hjelt: It’s funny because people always think something is either “indie” or “mainstream pop” and they’re always going to try to label you. Hjelt: We were just very, very ready to get started.
We never felt like we couldn’t do whatever we wanted to and still call it our pop. I feel like everything is pop these days so it’s really fun and you can be really creative. The day after we met we wrote our first song, it was called “Sheriff Came to Town.” We never sat down and discussed, like, “This is what we want to do, right?