We Don’t Care, We Love Them!
for a quick chat with CLEO sits down Pop. duo, Icona Swedish electropop
CLEO has a quick back-and-forth with electronic sensations Icona Pop.
Who do you think are big pop icons? There’s Prince, David Bowie, and even Michael Jackson. Prince has been a huge inspiration to us from the start. When we first met, we took photos dressed as Prince and played all his music. You’re both style icons. How would you describe your sense of style? We like to mix masculine and feminine, harsh and soft, punk and preppy. It all comes down to expressing ourselves. We think our music goes hand in hand with our fashion. There are no rules.
What are your fashion must-haves? Sunglasses and leather jackets. Even if it’s winter or summer, we wear them. The jackets make us feel like Superwoman. Did you think you would be in a band when you were growing up or did you want to be solo artists? We wanted to be solo artists for sure. We never thought we’d be in a pop group or be this pop duo that we are now. Which DJ would you most like to collaborate with? We would love to do something with Mike Dunn who’s a techno pioneer. The Chemical Brothers too! That would be absolutely crazy, to work with the Chemical Brothers.
What do you sing in the shower? A Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey song. One of those high-pitched ones that you think makes you sound good because you’ve got so much water in your ears. Your latest single is called “All Night” which begs the question: What can you do all night? As long as we’re with each other, we can do anything. We can dance all night. We’re very good dancers. Do you write your own music and lyrics? Nope. We are involved in everything we do but we don’t write all the music and lyrics ourselves. We collaborate with a lot of people. What would you say is the Icona Pop sound? It’s bittersweet melodies with punk, electronic pop and shout-y choruses.
Yes! So everyone can sing along.
are CarolineHjelt and Aino (left)