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  • Icona Pop Announces New Album “Club Romantech”, Shares New Song “Where Do We Go From Here”

  • Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop, consisting of Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt, has announced their upcoming second studio album “Club Romantech” will be released on September 1, 2023.

    It is their first album in a decade since the 2013 album “This Is... Icona Pop”.
    The album comprises 15-track, with guest appearances from Joel Corry, Rain Radio, Galantis, VIZE, Ultra Naté, and Sofi Tukker.
    Caroline Hjelt said of the album, “As Icona Pop, we can release a pop tune or a super hard dance song, and that's who we are. When we started to write this album, we didn't have any rules. We just had a vision we wanted to share with our fans. We're inviting them into our world.”
    Aino Jawo added, “We put all of our problems and stress into what we're doing. We love disguising our heartbreaks and sadness in uplifting songs you can dance to. It was a very emotional process, and it's all in the music.”
    She continued, “We got back to what we love. 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.”
  • As civilization slipped into lockdown at the onset of the Global Pandemic, Icona Pop unfortunately had to sell their Los Angeles home and return to Stockholm to quarantine - with plans derailed by the worldwide lockdown.
    Caroline Hjelt said, “During these long conversations, we were dreaming of what we wanted the album to sound like. We finally had the time to explore, have fun, and try different things. It feels like we're going back to our core, but from where we are today. Initially, we were devastated to leave LA and the whole system we had built there. Suddenly, we were in Sweden, and we felt alone. In retrospect, I'm very happy we were there, but there was a lot of crying at first. What kept us going during the pandemic was going into the studio.”

  • From the album, the duo unveiled a new song “Where Do We Go From Here” on June 23, 2023.
    The track was written by Aino Jawo, Caroline Hjelt, Christian Karlsson, Lawrie Martin, and Raphaella Mazaheri-Asadi. Produced by Bloodshy, and Carl Ryden.
    Aino Jawo said of the song, “'Where Do We Go From Here' was one of the first songs we wrote in the fall of 2020 after realizing we couldn't move back to LA because of the pandemic. Back in Stockholm, we formed a small crew to start making music and thought, 'What the fuck are we going to do now?' Eclectic, fun, hard, pop, deep, mainstream, catchy, weird, late at night, early in the morning—always with a tear in the corner of the eye and a smile on our face. That's how 'Where Do We Go From Here' feels and that's how CLUB ROMANTECH feels too.”

    Photo by Yoye Lapogian
  • source : Apple Music
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