New Video: Icona Pop, ‘Girlfriend’ (NSFW)

Watch Icona Pop’s “Girlfriend” video: a raucous ode to ride-or-die BFFs.

After a busy night filled with crashing your car into a bridge and letting it burn, there’s nothing you’d rather do than just chill out with a bestie. At least that’s Icona Pop’s idea in their just-released video for “Girlfriend,” an easy follow-up to the Swedes’ shenanigans depicted in their debut smash single, “I Love It” featuring Charli XCX. BRB though, we gotta go throw your ish into a bag and push it down the stairs. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID.

Watch Icona Pop’s “Girlfriend” video after the jump.


Anyway, just as “Girlfriend” interpolates the “All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend” lyrics from 2Pac’s “Me And My Girlfriend,” Icona Pop definitely draws visual inspiration from Jay Z and BeyoncĂ©’s 2002 collaboration video, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde.” The Tim Nackashi-directed clip features Caroline and Aino road-tripping and train-hopping their way through dusty, deserted landscapes, which reminds us of Jay and Bey just as much as it does Thelma and Louise — with the teen witch coven style from “The Craft” to match.

On the other hand, none of the above touchstones feature a laser-lit rave sequence — that’s pure Icona Pop! And just in case you’re worried that it’ll be another, um, YEAR before the Swedish pop duo releases a new video, don’t freak. They just released the audio for their next planned single, “All Night,” and their debut album, This Is… Icona Pop, is set for a Sept. 24 arrival. Seem far away? That’s only, like, two months — aka, three days in Icona Pop time. You’ll be fine.

+ Watch Icona Pop’s “Girlfriend” video (NSFW).

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