I get the feeling that Icona Pop’s label wasn’t exactly sure how to follow-up the duo’s surprise hit, “I Love It.” At the beginning of June, the pair quietly released the Stargate produced “Girlfriend” as the lead single from their forthcoming official debut album, “This Is…Icona Pop,” which was a cute but lackluster effort at best. Then, last week, they were scheduled to release a song called “Just Another Night,” but at the last minute the release was pushed back and the song was changed to “All Night.” The pre-order for “This Is…Icona Pop,” which is scheduled to be released on September 24th, has mysteriously been pushed back as well.
So Icona Pop’s newest single “All Night” arrives amidst a little confusion, but it’s here and it’s full of buzzing synths and Caroline and Aino’s patented synchronized shouting. For a song about literally partying all night long, the vibe is a little more mellow than I was expecting, but the tune will still wiggle its way into your head after a few repeat listens. Is it a worthy follow-up to “I Love It”? No, but it’s a decent effort – I give it a 3 out of 5. I’m more excited to hear the Stargate and Benny Blanco produced “Just Another Night,” which I’ve heard is quite a different sound for the pair.
Stream “All Night” via YouTube below. What do you think? Is it a strong follow-up to “I Love It”? Weigh in in the comments section.