Arts, Music

Single Reviews: Icona Pop, The Kooks, And LP

Icona Pop feat. Ty Dolla $ign, “It’s My Party”
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Icona Pop and Ty Dolla $ign are throwing a party that doesn’t sound like it’s worth going to with their remake of Leslie Gore’s ’60s classic. Their M.I.A.-esque version of “It’s My Party” is less innocent than its original counterpart, with its explicit lyrics, and it’s also less catchy than the Swedish pop duo’s other hits, “I Love It” and “All Night.”

The Kooks, “Down”
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Things are looking up for British indie-rockers The Kooks with the release of their new single “Down”-a groovy, R&B-influenced track that seems to demonstrate growth from the band’s former pop-punk style. The song is supposedly meant to be a preview to The Kooks’ new record, expected later this year. It’ll be their first album in about three years.

LP, “Night Like This”
Best known for her song “Into the Wild,” which was featured in a Citibank commercial a few years ago, singer-songwriter LP released “Night Like This,” the first track off her upcoming summer album. The song’s dynamic vocals, anthemic indie-folk hooks, and poetic lyrics promise to make the single another hit for the American pop-rock artist.

April 2, 2014