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BC Unidos have just released their debut single, but anyone who follows the Swedish music scene will be familiar with them already. The duo is made up of Patrik Berger, producer of Icona Pop’s I Love It and Robyn’s Dancing On My Own, and indie-pop singer Markus Krunegård, known for Swedish-language hits such as Jag är en vampyr. It’s not Markus on vocal duties for the first track, Bicycle, however. That honour goes to Zimbabwean/Californian Shungudzo, yet the song still has a distinctively Swedish sound. It reminds me of one of my favourite underrated Scandi acts, Teddybears – a group that also features successful producers Klas and Joakim Åhlund. BC Unidos was previously known as B.C., and made their first featured appearance on Santigold album track Can’t Get Enough of Myself back in 2015. Bicycle has a fuller, funkier sound, a catchy and memorable hook, and a cool-pop vibe that would fit in many a Spotify playlist.