Icona Pop Have a Need for Speed in 2pac-Inspired ‘Girlfriend’ Video
Swedish pop princesses have a grand old time being gal pals
If you’ve been paying attention to Sweden’s latest pop export Icona Pop, then you already know that the twosome transformed 2pac’s “Girlfriend” into a lady-power anthem of the bubbliest degree. This delectable digression came along as a stopgap between the inescapably fizzy “I Love It” and just-out single “All Night,” but now there’s a video to go with it. As Stereogum points out, the Tim Nackashi-directed clip fittingly finds Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo Thelma-&-Louise-ing it up, driving through the desert like they just don’t care, hopping on moving trains to feel the wind in their hair, and, well, looking cool amidst lasers (which, really — not that difficult). But these ladies “wanna feel the sun, the waves … the speed, the chase,” and surely they will, commercial rail transit laws be damned. Icona Pop are hitting Lollapalooza and a couple of Canadian festivals — The Grove in Toronto, Osheaga in Montreal — before hitting the road with Sirah (they’ll also play Virgin Mobile FreeFest in September). Check the dates via Sirah’s lovely “On to the Next” song premiere.