Skip to content

July 3, 2012

1

Fresh Track: Icona Pop “I Love It”

by @thoughtontracks

Swedish electro pop outfit Icona Pop makes happy music.  Several months ago, I stumbled across their song “Manners” on the blogosphere and was immediately lifted to maximum satisfaction.  The sound is thick and the chorus infectious. My infatuation with this group was easy to fall into after the latest production of great music produced by Sweden.  Bands like jj, The Knife, Lykke Li, The Radio Dept. and Shout Out Louds have all contributed to the growth of Swedish indie pop and made it easier for bands like Icona Pop to be accepted globally.

The spirits of summer ignited as new Icona Pop single “I Love It” came crashing through the speakers of my Jeep Wrangler during a spin on Sirius XMU.  A dreary drive home was transformed into a summer time escape.  Icona Pop uses a thumping bass drum to build momentum before smothering the beat with their contagious lyrics. As I stay glued to this track I wait anxiously for more opportunities for the Swedish music scene to add to its growing resumé. Icona Pop is currently in the studio recording their debut LP with an as-yet-to-be-determined release date.  Those struck with electro pop anticipation can dig back on their EP Nights Like This.  A Swedish sample that intends to sooth.

Connect with Icona Pop via Facebook | Twitter

Written by Brett McGrath

Advertisements
1 Comment Post a comment
  1. How wonderfully refreshing to hear something decent coming out of Sweden, unlike:

    http://thenorthernplights.com/2011/07/08/dispatch-7/

    ~The Dippylomat esq

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

%d bloggers like this: