Cheat Codes, Icona Pop look for ‘Payback’ on new funk/pop collaborationCredit David Higgs 4

Cheat Codes, Icona Pop look for ‘Payback’ on new funk/pop collaboration

Cheat Codes and Icona Pop have come together to create a fluent funk/pop production just in time for “windows down, music up” weather. Los Angeles-based DJ trio Cheat Codes and Swedish electro-pop duo Icona Pop blend electro, indie, and pop, making for a feel-good sing-along anthem known as “Payback.” Group vocals fill the ’80s synth-led chorus, while the verses are a bit more stripped-down and relaxed.

This song takes catchy to the next level, but this should come as no surprise to tenured Cheat Codes listeners. After all, the triad has worked with pop acts such as Little Mix, Demi Lovato, AJ Mitchell, and Bryce Vine, so listeners shouldn’t have expected anything less than an earworm out of their meeting with Icona Pop—and they sure delivered.

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