Icona Pop Unite With Louis the Child for New “Weekend” Video


This new pair of hot, rebellious chicks, Icona Pop, are taking over your summer playlists with their newest single “Weeknd” with Louis the Child. With their pop and a little electronic flair, they team up to make an awesome official music video to bring the song to life.

Icona Pop and Louis the Child deliver a revolutionary song that revolts against the week days and treats every night like the blissful, care-free drunken nights that may end up rough, but no f*s given. The visual is directed by RJ Sanchez and perfectly embodies the gist of the track. Wild nights, forgotten mornings, and car rides in the city. The song itself is just the right mood for the go-getters of the party society. The electric sounds of a Middle-Eastern trill adds a intriguing character to the chanted lyrics.

The Swedish duo have always been so on point when it comes to creating a single that gets you moving and energized. And in all honesty, these two deserve a lot more credit than they have now. They have created a lot of summer iconic hits that just can’t be overseen.

Icona Pop Weekend Louis The Child
Pitchfork: Cover Art for “The Weekend”

“We work hard and play hard, we are constantly jet lagged and we do things at weird times…This song is about our beautiful chaos that we think a lot of people can relate to,” says the Icona Pop beauties.

Adding on to this, Louis the Child described their new Icona Pop collaboration as:

“The idea for this song was started on a cruise ship, developed in an airport, and finished with a bunch of friends in the studio. Music is a non-stop lifestyle.”

Preach to that! These two groups of musicians are definitely a power match, and I hope they intend to collaborate again sometime!
You can check out the video for “Weekend” above. And be sure to check out which festivals these artists are headed to below!:

Icona Pop:

07-02 Norrkoping, Sweden – Bråvalla Festival
07-08 Ruissalo, Finland – Ruisrock Festival
07-09 Moscow, Russia – Lastochka Festival
08-05 Arvika, Sweden – Arvika Hamnfest

Louis the Child:

07-30 Los Angeles, CA – HARD Summer
07-31 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08-19 Toronto, ON – Mad Decent Block Party
08-20 Monterrey, Mexico – Hellow Festival
09-03 New York, NY – Electric Zoo
09-04 Kansas City, MO – Mad Decent Block Party
09-23 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
11-04 New Orleans – LA Republic
11-05 Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
11-06 Asheville, NC – Orange
11-11 Washington, DC – U Street Music
11-13 Boston, MA – Sinclair
11-15 Montreal, Quebec – Theatre Fairmount
11-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig
11-23 Minneapolis, MN – The Loft at Skyway
11-26 Chicago, IL – Metro
11-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – Celebrities
12-01 Seattle, WA – Neumos
12-02 Portland, OR – Wonder
12-03 Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
12-15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge


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