Icona Pop the Swedish electropop duo with Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have collaborated on a new single, “We Got That Cool” with Yves V and Afrojack. The song has heavy synth and will make you want to dance. The vibe has a certain 90’s house vibe to it. Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo reveal: “First time we heard the beat to ‘We Got That Cool’, it brought us right back to when we first started DJing, 13 years ago! It was a no brainer that we wanted to join Yves V and Afrojack on this track. It’s all about being in the zone with your partner in crime and being nothing but in the present as we’re entering the summer.”
Icona Pop Hjelt and Jawwo grew up in Stockholm and create music that “you can both laugh and cry to at the same time”. They signed to TEN Music Group in 2009. Their song, “I Love It” features vocals from British recording artist Charli XCX. This song peaked at number two on the singles chart, at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, denoting over 2 million copies sold in the United States. It has gone on to sell 4.3 million certified downloads.
Since September 2012, the duo have been based in the United States, in Los Angeles and New York City. They are currently on their WorldPride tour and will be performing at Stockholm Pride on July 30. The girls are currently in the recording studio and plan to release new music very soon.
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