New music from Robyn

Oprettet 05/08/2010 – 08:12

Svenskeren Robyn behøver vist ikke nærmere introduktion!
Hun har erobret hitlisterne, radioerne og koncert-elskere i hele Danmark.
Body Talk pt 1 fik flotte anmeldelser og hendes koncert på Roskilde blev udråbt til at være en af årets bedste.
6.sep kommer andet ud af tre album fra hendes hånd.
Hang With Me er første single fra albummet og har airdate 16.august. Hold også øje med videoen som kommer på MTV samme dag.
Hvis titlen virker bekendt er det fordi nummeret også er på Body Talk Pt I. Samme sang, ny, up-tempo udgave!
Information om albummet:
The dust has barely had time to settle since the arrival of Body Talk Pt 1, the first instalment of Robyn’s ambitious three-part album release plan for this year. Lead single Dancing On My Own, the heartbreaking heir to With Every Heartbeat, went top ten in the UK, while everyone from Pitchfork to the BBC, the Guardian to Stereogum, bestowed effusive praise (and numerous stars) on the album. It’s fair to say many are waiting eagerly for part two, and they won’t be disappointed.
Body Talk Pt 2 offers the clearest example yet of Robyn’s pop prowess; 8 songs that crystallize her preoccupation with hypnotic repetition, propulsive beats and infectious hooks, and lyrics which display the kind of unabashed emotional vulnerability that only comes with true self-confidence. Body Talk PT 2 is further proof that Robyn’s understanding and love of pop music is as intrinsic as it is accomplished.
As described so succinctly by Sasha Frere Jones in the New Yorker: “(Robyn) is remarkably adept at producing pleasurable, accessible pop that, like some kind of graphite alloy, is light but strong, able to carry humour and emotional weight. Her occasional lyrical references to empowerment and independence are probably exactly what feminism was supposed to look like by 2010.” As Robyn said herself in NME: “I think it’s impossible as a sane human being not to have a feminist perspective on the world.”
That perspective, combined with what the Swede describes as “endorphin generating songs”, is at the heart of BTPT2. Album opener In My Eyes sees Robyn rekindling her relationship with With Every Heartbeat collaborator Kleerup to produce a starry-eyed intro which she describes as “Me talking to myself, trying to capture exactly how I feel about my life now”. But listening to her deliver the lines: “I know you think it’s better on the inside with them, you’re better off outside looking back in”, it’s hard not to think of Robyn’s perennial position as the nonchalant outsider amid a crowd of manufactured, vacuous popstars.
Next up it’s Hang With Me, which made its acoustic debut on BTPT1, this time reasserting itself with a thumping backing track provided by her long time collaborator Klas Ahlund (Robyn, Body Talk PT 1). Track three, Love Kills, is the moody result of a collaboration with Swedish techno-pop duo Savage Skulls, in which the singer warns any romantics out there; “If you’re looking for love, get a heart made of steel, ‘cause you know that love kills” (though being a romantic herself she can’t help but add the caveat: “until that one kind soul reveals itself”). Meanwhile, Criminal Intent sees Robyn back in the familiar territory of steely, tongue-in-cheek rap-pop with lyrics which serve as a reminder of the singer’s formidable side. The track also sees her teaming up, once again, with Klas and Diplo, whose many producing plaudits (MIA, Major Lazer) include twiddling knobs on BT1’s brilliant bout of languid reggae-pop Dancehall Queen.
It’s typical of Robyn that a collaboration between herself and a rapper of Snoop Dogg’s gravitas would see him being the one hoisted out of his natural habitat, forced to keep up with the singer’s penchant for a raised BPM. “When in Rome I sat down with the Romans, said we need a black Pope and she better be a woman,” are the immortal lines she offers to Snoop’s “Ooh-ee!“ in U Should Know Better. Their latest collaboration came about after Robyn remixed Snoops’ Sexual Eruption (original) and Sensual Seduction (alternative version). “He’s a smart guy. He knows when he bumps into something good and he’s open to new things. He liked what I was doing, and so we scheduled some studio time in Los Angeles. I was star struck! But all the things I wanted him to be, he was.” This included, says Robyn, the rapper wearing bath slippers throughout the recording.
Include Me Out sees Robyn once again playing the role of the people’s popstar, one who gives a shout out to the trannies and the grannies. “It is really very simple”, says a computer aided voice at the beginning of this glitchy, triumphant electro-pop gem, “just a single pulse repeated at a regular interval”. We Dance to the Beat is the moment where Robyn returns to the titular theme started on Body Talk PT 1, whereby the physicality of dancing is a constant preoccupation. “We dance to the beat of the continents shifting…

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