August 25, 2014


Cobra Starship & Icona Pop Drop Relationship Anthem "Never Been in Love"

Cobra Starship have found chart success collaborating with strong singers like Leighton Meester (on Top 10 hit "Good Girls Go Bad" in 2009) and R&B-pop singer Sabi (2011's "You Make Me Feel..." was another Top 10 hit). Now, the band is back with the ladies of Icona Pop for a peppy, shout-along single "Never Been in Love."

If that title sounds depressing, well, just listen to the track above: the collabo is actually a relationship-affirming anthem. With the Icona gals, lead singer Gabe Saporta sings on the addictive, repetitive chorus, "I know now / I've never been in love before you!" before moving into a string of "na-na-nas" and "ooh-oohs" hooks. Yeah, get ready for this one to get stuck in your head all day.

It's not exactly the first time Cobra Starship's teamed up with Icona Pop, either. The band remixed the gals' breakout hit "I Love It" which the girls fell in love with and used on tour, Saporta told Billboard.

"Never Been in Love" is the first taste of CS' upcoming fifth album, scheduled for a release early next year. Saporta said he's been recently inspired by '90s British acts like George Michael, Jesus Jones and EMF. We can't wait.