Fear not, the ladies of Icona Pop are still at it (thankfully)!
Since breaking out with This is… Icona Pop in 2013, the talented Swedish duo – Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt – have been in the habit of releasing one-off singles every few months. Last year, they dropped four tracks: “Someone Who Can Dance,” “Brightside,” the Louis the Child-assisted “Weekend,” and “Windows” with Felix Snow.
This week, Icona finally deliver their first new single of 2017, the unapologetically fun “GIRLS GIRLS” – an uplifting, summertime bop that sees them putting their signature chanty vocal stamp over a tropical, four-on-the-floor drum progression and charted vocal samples. “Girls, girls, wanna feel it/ Hearts pumping, overheated/ Girls, girls, live and breathe it/ Hearts broken million times, around/ We dance it off/ Girls, girls, wanna feel it/ Never get enough (yeah),” Icona declare on the hook.
It’s all about the joys of being, well, girls – a female empowerment anthem of sorts, yes, with even more additive melodies than your typical dance-pop affair. WELCOME BACK LADIES!