Love me some Robyn. I've followed her since her Show me Love days and have always liked her quirky, stylish persona and her cool, sweet voice. She does not appear to be the usual pop tart in sound or demeanor. I've also read she went through some rough times and used her music as a catalyst, taking her time to craft the albums she wanted to put out. She has her own production company, does awesome collabs and she takes her time between putting out one album and the next. Her latest is called Honey and she's touring with it. I SO wanted to go see her show. She'll be at the Aragon today but it's a school night and it's virtually impossible for me to tele-transport from the suburbs to the city and back. So, alas, no. Maybe some other time.
She's the queen of the sad banger. She can spun a danceable hit that basically tells us about her woes (Call your Girlfriend, Dancing on my own) or be just fun and fearless (Handle Me, You Should Know Better). But there's something about Robyn that makes her stick out from the pack of female singers that roam the airwaves. I think it may be that her voice is not a powerhouse, but it's very.. hers? It has character. It may also be her lyrics, that really dig deep and talk about things we all feel. Even if we're dancing to her songs we feel that connection. It may be the sound, that's not quintessential American pop. It may be her style, that's not sexpot but not wallflower either. Oh, and she's an LGBTQ ally. What else can we ask from our dancefloor divas?
Whatever it is, she's got it. And I'm here for it. Oh and you haven't heard her? Do yourself a favor and go stream her. You can thank me later.
Robyn's album Honey is out now: https://rbn.lnk.to/HONEYALBUMYD
Robyn's 2019 tour dates: https://rbn.lnk.to/rbnliveYD
Follow Robyn: https://rbn.lnk.to/FollowYo
Listen to Robyn: https://rbn.lnk.to/listenYo
Go behind the scenes on the video shoot here: https://rbn.lnk.to/HONEYBTSYD