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Out now; confirms new album is on the way
Global chart-topping duo Icona Pop return with “I Want You,” a new collaboration with Grammy-nominated collaborative project Galantis.
Listen to “I Want You” with Galantis here.
A press release noted, “ ‘I Want You’ offers fans the first taste of what’s to come musically from the duo in 2023, as they put the finishing touches on their forthcoming new album.
“As civilization slipped into lockdown, Caroline and Aino left Los Angeles and returned to Stockholm to quarantine. Soon after, they found themselves back in the studio ‘where it all started.’ Conjuring a sweet sentiment of nostalgia, it also pushed them to reengage with their electronic and alternative roots, but this time from an evolved perspective with years of experience behind them both as proven performers and accomplished chart-topping songwriters.”
“We got back to what we love,” Aino affirmed. “It was the quietest period we’ve experienced in 10-plus years, so it’s crazy we made such danceable music. We felt the need to do something more up-tempo.”
Last year, Icona Pop graced the clubs worldwide with “You’re Free,” (listen) joined by singer, songwriter, DJ and producer Ultra Naté, paying homage to the 1997 Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart No. 1 hit “Free.” Preceding the release of “You’re Free” was the 10-year anniversary of the duo’s hit single, “I Love It” (feat. Charli XCX), commemorated with a reimagining of the track by Caroline and Aino, alongside producers Osrin and Ellis.
Listen to “I Love It (I Don’t Care 2022 Re-Edit)” here.
The press release said, “Icona Pop continue to slay since the release of their 2013 full-length debut, ‘This Is… Icona Pop,’ which garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, as the duo performed on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,’ ‘The Today Show,’ ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘America’s Got Talent,’ in addition to featuring on the iconic HBO series ‘Girls,’ and a popular ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch. They canvased the globe on sold-out tours with Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and One Direction, and joined Tiësto for the banger ‘Let’s Go’ in 2014. Along the way, the duo has performed alongside everyone from Avicii to The Chainsmokers, as well as gracing the stages of Ultra, Tomorrowland, Mark Ronson’s Club Heartbreak, and more. Since then, they have consistently filled the gap in music when it comes to upbeat, carefree, quality dance-pop, including a series of powerhouse collaborations in 2021, including ‘SPA’ with SOFI TUKKER (watch), ‘Off My Mind’ with VIZE (listen), and more.”
Stay tuned for more announcements from Icona Pop coming very soon. Find more: official website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube.
“I Want You” with Galantis is available everywhere now.
Galantis is a collaborative project led by Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow) that has received over 4 billion cumulative worldwide streams, and over 1 billion video views to date. “Pharmacy,” Galantis' debut album, topped the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart on the strength of RIAA Gold single “Peanut Butter Jelly,” and the Platinum-certified, Grammy-nominated smash “Runaway (U & I).” 2017’s “The Aviary” (featuring Platinum single “No Money”) saw a top 10 debut in 23 countries. The third Galantis album, “Church,” features the chart-topping, now RIAA Gold-certified single “Faith,” with country music icon Dolly Parton featuring Dutch singer-songwriter Mr. Probz. More recently, Galantis teamed up with Little Mix and David Guetta on 2021 RIAA Gold summer smash "Heartbreak Anthem," which debuted at No. 1 on the Worldwide iTunes charts, secured the No. 1 spot at U.K. airplay and Shazam charts, as well as spending 13 consecutive weeks in the U.K. Official Chart Top 10.
The story of Galantis started back in 2009. Working as Bloodshy, Karlsson’s songwriting collaborations have included Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears (whose “Toxic” earned a Grammy for “Best Dance Recording”). This collaborative nature led to the birth of the Galantis project, which had its live debut at 2014’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and has continued on years later as one of dance music's most dynamic and in-demand live performers.
Find more about Galantis: official website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | TikTok.
Icona Pop x Galantis (images courtesy of High Rise PR)