Swedish electro-pop trio Miike Snow, comprised of Andrew Wyatt and producing and songwriting wizards Bloodyshy & Avant, have released their new album iii. The LP has few features because they don't really need any assistance creating catchy pop songs, but they do tab Charli XCX on "For U" and have Run The Jewels remix "Heart Is Full" for a bonus track.
The LP does exactly what Miike Snow do best - create well-written fun pop songs. There are slower ballads like the final track "Longshot (7 Nights)," but then plenty of the upbeat jams that will be found in plenty of streaming services' playlists like "Genghis Khan."
Their lyrics may not be the most serious, diving into love, but even in their most longing like on "Genghis Khan," "I get a little bit Genghis Khan / Don't want you to get it on / With nobody else but me," it all comes across as playful and fun as the video itself.
Travelling down that same road, listening through the album songs have the remarkable ability to grab you one hook at a time. It isn't going to start a social movement, but this is the type of fun and uplifting pop music that many need.
This is the third album from Miike Snow overall and the first since 2012's Happy For You.
The group just kicked off a very extensive tour around North America in New York City last night. They have another show in the Big Apple tonight and then two months of gigs all over North America with festival shows sprinkled in.
Stream the album below and pick up a copy on iTunes.
1. My Trigger
2. The Heart of Me
3. Genghis Khan
4. Heart Is Full
5. For U (Feat. Charli XCX)
6. I Feel the Weight
7. Back of the Car
8. Lonely Life
9. Over and Over
10. Longshot (7 Nights)
11. Heart Is Full (Remix) feat. Run The Jewels