Even though we are still a few weeks away from the official start of the season, it’s not too early to predict which song will be deemed the song of the summer.
One duo that have a legitimate shot at that title are Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, known as Icona Pop. The Swedish pop DJs’ bonafide hit “I Love It” is inescapable, and the girl-power anthem will no doubt carry its way through the summer months.
But what is so surprising about “I Love It” is that the pop-dance track was actually released in Sweden a year ago. It first gained attention in the United States as the theme song for “Snooki & JWoww” and was featured on an episode of “Glee.” The song is now sitting comfortably at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts after peaking at #7.
MTV News recently caught up with the stylish pair at 102.7 KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango in Los Angeles, where they admitted they are still getting used to their newfound fame.
“It’s very surreal that we met on my couch in Sweden and now we are here [at Wango Tango]…”Hjelt said. “We couldn’t be happier. We have really tried to take it in; we are super excited. This is such a good start for us.”
It certainly is only the beginning for these two, who have a busy few months ahead of them. In addition to kicking off their first-ever headlining tour in North America on August 12, Icona Pop are hard at work on their debut album, which they hope to release by the end of the summer.
“It feels like we got a lot of good music coming up,” Jawo said in response to whether or not the girls feel the need to top “I Love It” with their upcoming music.
Hjelt added, “Of course its pressure, but I’m more inspired I think, and now we can show people what we have to offer.”