Here Comes “Trouble”: UK Girl Group Neon Jungle’s Rowdy Debut Single Has Arrived


Just like a hurricane, Neon Jungle has come roaring onto the UK pop scene.

The burgeoning 4-piece girl group teased their debut single “Trouble” with a Monsieur Adi remix last week, along with a teaser of their music video. Judging by how promising everything looked and sounded, I pondered whether Neon Jungle could be the electro-pop girl group saviors in this post-Aloud world. (MKS already has the soul-pop front covered, obviously.)

And now, the full song has just arrived.

“Trouble” is an absolutely unruly pop stormer, busting out with all the pounding EDM energy of a NERVO banger and riotous, fucks-free energy of Icona Pop‘s shout-y summer anthem, “I Love It.” The song’s full of big, bold brags along the way (“People say I’m heartless, I just learned to use my heart less / I go hard ’cause I’m hardest and we ain’t even started!”), but it’s really all about the chorus, which is repeated endlessly — but at least it’s a damn good one: “I don’t look for trouble, but trouble looks for me!”

And then there’s the video: It’s quite the introduction to the band, right? Four girls are going absolutely mental and tearing the house to shreds — it’s essentially an episode of Bad Girls Club set to music (or maybe the sequel to Mileybird‘s “We Can’t Stop.”)

Like the Aloud’s “Sound Of The Underground,” or even the Spice Girls‘ “Wannabe,” “Trouble” is a pretty ballsy, in-your-face way to say hello to the world.

Are you ready? Here comes trouble…

“Trouble” will be released on September 1.

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