Meet the coolest electro-pop duo, Icona Pop. Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo met by fate one night in Stockholm and the rest is history. Popping (no pun inteded) out cool, upbeat, hits one after another and touring all over the world, these two ladies are unstoppable. They’ve opened up for acts like Marina and The Diamonds, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and One Direction (which was where I fell in love with them). If you aren’t conviced that Icona Pop is the coolest duo yet, then continue reading!
Icona Pop is the coolest because…
…they know how to get the party started.
Like many others, I was so confused as to why Icona Pop was opening for One Direction. However, I decided to give them a chance a bought a few songs before my concert on iTunes; I didn’t want to stand there, bored, while they were performing. Once their set started, I stood up and immediately started dancing. I NEVER DO THIS. Their music was so catchy and upbeat that I couldn’t control my body. It also helped that Caroline and Aino are clearly into their music and their energy was radiating. I looked around and everyone was standing up and having such a fun time. I thought I was hype for that concert before I walked through the doors, I was wrong. Icona Pop got the party started.
…their songs are upbeat.
As I said in the above paragraph, their music was catchy and upbeat. It’s so hard not to dance around the room whenever they play on my iPod. My new routine is listening to at least one Icona Pop song while I’m getting ready for school, work, or just the day in general. You may or may not catch me singing into my hairbrush. Their electro-pop beats really set the mood for the day. Need a pick me up? Listen to Icona Pop.
…their lyrics are positive.
To match their upbeat beats, Icona Pop’s lyrics are positive. They’re all about having fun with your best friend and not getting down in the dumps. You can’t even help but to scream the lyrics.
Here are a few examples:
‘Light Me Up’
I won’t I won’t I won’t hesitate/ Even if I’m going down in flames/ Light me up light me up light me up yea/ Light me up light me up light me up yea
‘We Got the World’
They say you’re a freak when we’re having fun/ Say you must be high when we’re spreading love/ But we’re just living life and we never stop/ We got the world
And from my favorite song on their album This Is…Icona Pop:
‘In The Stars’
We’ll be ruling in the sunlight/ Like we’re pharaohs on the throne/ We’ll be dancing in the moonlight/ Dancing all the way back home
…they don’t care what others have to say.
These girls don’t let anything get in their way, and by anything, I mean haters. Icona Pop are here to do THEIR own thing which is admirable. I’ll let this tumblr post speak for this one…
…their fashion is crazy.
This goes along with not caring what others have to say, but Icona Pop can ROCK their outfits. Not many people can embrace wearing the outfits that they wear. I applaud them for that. Just look at how great they look. Bold outfits to match their upbeat music. Take a look!
If you still aren’t convinced that Icona Pop is the coolest duo then you need a doctor because this is an “emergency.” Couldn’t resist that one. But seriously, if you still aren’t convinced then I consider watching them live in concert or check them out on Spotify. You’re opinion will quickly change! Better hurry though, I have a feeling they’ll be ruling the world soon.