Swedish duo Icona Pop have unveiled a new single, titled ‘Emergency’.
The synth-pop pair released their international debut ‘This Is… Icona Pop’ in September 2013, following their global hit ‘I Love It’ a year prior. Now, they’ve returned after a brief absence.
‘Emergency’ was recorded with help from fellow Swedish native, singer-songwriter Erik Hassle. It is available now on iTunes and streaming via SoundCloud below.
It’s not yet known whether ‘Emergency’ will feature on the duo’s next album. Icona Pop are expected to announce new tour dates shortly, according to Pitchfork.
Charli XCX, who co-wrote ‘I Love It’, recently called it “one of the most annoying songs in the world”. She said: “‘I Love It’ is one of the most annoying songs in the world but it’s kind of cool and it’s the same with ’90s fashion which I’m obsessed with – it’s so wrong it’s right.”
The singer also recently told NME about her desire to make music that appeals to the same number of people as ‘I Love It’, stating: “I’m not making a hipster record that’s very cool and sounds like it was made at the beach. It’s easy for me to make a record like that. I’m making a record that people might fucking hate but I don’t care because I’ve done it the way I want to do it.”