Why Charli XCX Let Icona Pop Sing Her Song ‘I Love It’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Charli XCX has an enormous fan following now — and she or he could by no means have turn out to be so large if she didn’t collaborate with Icona Pop. Interestingly, the Icona Pop/XCX collaboration “I Love It” is one in every of XCX’s most outstanding songs nevertheless it by no means appeared on any of XCX’s albums. Here’s why XCX determined the monitor didn’t need on her debut album.

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How Icona Pop bought their arms on ‘I Love It’

According to Gigwise, XCX’s debut album, True Romance, took 5 years to finish. XCX scrapped a lot of the fabric written for the report. True Romance turned a crucial hit, however XCX’s hottest tune across the time of its launch was “I Love It” from Icona Pop’s album This Is… Icona Pop

According to Pitchfork, Icona Pop met XCX in Sweden. Producer Patrik Berger confirmed them “I Love It’ and the duo beloved it and wished to report it. XCX opened as much as Gigwise’s Michael Baggs about her emotions on the monitor’s success.

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How Charli XCX reacted to Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’

“It’s so weird,” XCX mentioned. “This tune that I wrote in half an hour in a lodge is all of the sudden enormous. It’s f*cking cool. I noticed [Icona Pop] carry out it on Dancing With The Stars and so they had huge bouncy balls and so they have been dressed like cyborgs. It was so good. I’m happy with them.” 

XCX mentioned lots of her finest songs are written in a brief time period. In addition, she mentioned she panics if a tune takes too lengthy to jot down. Baggs requested XCX if she regretted giving the tune to Icona Pop.

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“No, never,” XCX replied. “My album doesn’t sound like that and it took me so long to make this album. If I had taken that song I would have had to re-write the whole f*cking album. It wouldn’t have come out [for another five years].”

Regardless, XCX nonetheless preferred “I Love It” — in a means. “‘I Love It’ is one of the most annoying songs in the world,” XCX instructed NME, “but it’s kind of cool and it’s the same with ’90s fashion which I’m obsessed with – it’s so wrong it’s right.” In addition, XCX mentioned she likes to make songs like “I Love It” which have broad attraction. This is fascinating, as a few of XCX’s more moderen songs are avant-garde and experimental –notably her work with report producer Sophie.

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How the general public reacted to ‘I Love It’

XCX’s choice to work with Icon Pop on “I Love It” appears to have paid off. According to Billboard, their collaborative model of the tune reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Aside from her Iggy Azalea collaboration “Fancy,” “I Love It” stays XCX’s greatest bit on the chart. The tune definitely did properly though XCX thinks it’s extremely annoying.

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