Robyn, who you may remember from the 90's like I do, made a come back of sorts in 2010 with her album Body Talk. Yes, it's almost the same title as this, and there's apparent reason. Let's face it - some artists are shifting away from full-scale albums. In this vein, Robyn released three separate EPs from that album throughout the year. This, the third one, includes the song, "Call Your Girlfriend" that garnered a nomination, as well as got it's own album nomination.
Basically, she said, Robyn didn't want to wait until an entire album was done, so she put them out in sets. More music, more often.
Check it out as we go on Spotify!
"Indestructible" is the first song. There's a definite dance beat - I had head she was more into this genre now than the pop we used to hear. Her voice is still that of a young girl's though, even when accompanied by beats pumped through a machine. I like the lyrics though - "I'm gonna love you like I've never been hurt before." Okay, so it's meant to be a power song. We seriously can't get enough of these.
"Call Your Girlfriend" is the Grammy song, and I recognize it from the opening words. It's got a sad tone, as she's telling him to leave his girlfriend, yet to let her down easy. That's just a tough thing to put into words, but I guess if you're going to do it, a dance number is the best way. I mean, from the sounds of it, this is a love at first site in the club kind of song. I do really like the melodies going on, even if the lyrics aren't necessarily appealing. I guess that makes it an ideal club song, eh?
"Stars 4-Ever" is the final song on this EP, and it's just, eh, cute? It's like something out of an old "Jem" episode really. Cutesy little girl voices talking about being shining lights and the stars in the sky, backed by a video game sounding track. And it just... keeps... going...
Added to My Playlist:
- "Get Myself Together"
Have I mentioned I really love reviewing EPs sometimes? It's just such an easy task.
So, this is a cute little collections of new Robyn music, and I can see why she's resorted to this kind of release. It's a nice snippet of her, without overwhelming us with dance music that gets old after the first half of the album (I'm looking to you deadmau5). While it's not great, it's a good nostalgia album to a girl I thought was super-cool growing up. I appreciate her continued work!