They’re Back! Icona Pop Teases New Single “Brightside”

Three years have passed since the arrival of Icona Pop’s debut (international) LP, This Is… Icona Pop, but the Swedish duo has held our interest with an EP, stand-alone singles and unexpected features — like their recent collaboration with Chicago DJ duo Louis The Child. It looks like Caroline and Aino are ready to kick off their next era in earnest with new single “Brightside,” which arrives on October 21. The ladies shared a brief snippet of the track today (October 18) and it sounds quite mellow by their standards.

Why has it taken so long? “We’ve been touring so much,” Caroline admitted at Coachella. “It’s hard to say no to stuff that is fun. We’ve been working, working, working and now we actually said, ‘We’re going to say no to everything and just go into the studio,’ because it’s impossible to make an album like we want to make an album and do all those things at the same time.” As for the direction? “The album is going to be more raw… more industrial, but still very poppy because we love pop,” Aino revealed. Listen to a preview of their latest below.

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