Chart-topping duo Icona Pop premiered a brand new track today titled “First Time” via Pitchfork. The track comes a day before the official release of their forthcoming “Emergency” EP, which drops tomorrow via Record Company TEN/Big Beat/Atlantic Records. “First Time” was the first ever track the duo wrote together when they first met back in 2012. It wasn’t until recently when they entered the studio with Ricky Reed that they decided to give the track a new lease of life.
“The song has a whole new meaning to it now, looking back and reflecting on how far we’ve come since those early days when we were broke and didn’t have a clue what we were doing or where we were going!” says Aino Jawo.
“It’s such a special song to us and really is a celebration of friendship, whether it’s with your boyfriend or girlfriend or best friend. We just wanted to capture that feeling again in a song and remind ourselves how important it is to never forget those special early days when you first meet someone” continues Caroline Hjelt.
Currently, the duo is on tour in North America with One Direction.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
07/21 – Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton, AB**
07/24 – Investors Group Field – Winnipeg, MB**
07/26 – TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN*
07/28 – Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO*
07/31 – Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN*
08/02 – Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA*
08/05 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ*
08/08 – M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD*
08/18 – Ohio Stadium – Columbus, OH*
08/23 -– Soldier Field – Chicago, IL*
08/25 – Miller Park – Milwaukee, WI*
08/27 – FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, OH*
09/01 – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA*
09/03 – Ralph Wilson Stadium – Buffalo, NY*
09/05 – Olympic Stadium – Montreal, QC**
09/08 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON**
09/09 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON**
09/12 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA*
*2015 Honda Civic Tour Present One Direction On The Road Again w/ One Direction
** w/ One Direction