You may remember singer/songwriter Robyn from her ’90s dance mega hit “Show Me Love.” While we in America haven’t heard a lot about her in the past decade, this amazing Swedish seductress has been busy taking the rest of the world by storm.
And now she’s poised to do the same (one more time) in the U.S.A.
With even more techno-heavy beats and a trilogy of albums (Body Talk, Body Talk Pt. 2, and Body Talk Pt. 3), Robyn is back and more addictive than ever. Her mega-hit “Dancing on My Own” makes you want to do just that… in your undies, at the club, or on your way to class. And that’s only one of the many Robyn jams that has me playing all three of her latest albums on repeat.
Looking for some new music? Wondering what this pop star has been up to? Already a card-carrying member of the “OMG I LOVE Robyn” club? Whichever category you fall into, check out her CDs and what happened when College Candy sat down to talk to this (once again) up-and-coming star.
1. What is your greatest college memory/the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
I wouldn’t tell you that! It’s not child-proof information.
2. What are 5 things you can’t live without?
It’s boring, but it’s probably good food, my family and friends, my computer – no, actually, Skype; that would be a really good thing to have – my record company and summer.
3. What is your favorite song to belt out in the car/at the bar/for karaoke?
“Don’t Break My Heart” by UB40. I’m really bad at karaoke. Like my friends won’t take me to karaoke because they think I think too much of it, like I’m really boring. I want to sing all these Prince songs and all the things that I like and they’re like “eww boring.”
4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I just want to keep making music. I don’t know anything else.
5. It’s been over a decade since your debut album and your smash hit “Show Me Love” climbed up the music charts here in the US. How has your music changed since that album and that first hit song?
I don’t think it’s changed that much. It’s still pop music. Now that I have my own record company I can do it in a maybe more defined way, but the base of it is still beautiful pop songs and I think that’s all relevant to the present time that we’re in.
6. What or who were your major influences for Body Talk, Part 1 and 2, and how will the last album in the trilogy compare? Also, when can we expect Body Talk, Part 3? Please say soon!
I think what inspired the whole thing was club culture and the music I grew up with as a teenager, when I was listening to everything from The KLF to Neneh Cherry. And dance music in Europe that started to mix with hip hop and pop music.
The third part [coming out] in November will be like the big pop finale. It’s not that different. To me it’s one album, it’s just released in 3 parts. So it’s a continuation of the two first albums, but there are a lot of really beautiful pop songs on it and it’s like a big boom. The big ending.
7. You’ve just finished up touring with Kelis. Which city did you enjoy visiting and performing for the most?
I loved being in all cities, it was the best tour I’ve ever been on in the states. We had so much fun. But I think the first show we played in New York at Webster Hall was probably one of the best shows I had ever done.
8. What was your craziest moment you experienced while on tour?
Performing at 5 o’clock in the morning at Melt Festival in Germany.
9. What is something that still shocks you about being a part of the music industry today and being a world-renowned singer, even after all these years?
It still shocks me that there aren’t more female producers.
10. What is one thing you would have changed or do-over in your career?
Nothing, I mean you can’t regret stuff, that’s stupid. Or you can learn from your mistakes. If I could tell myself anything, like 15 years ago, I would tell myself to have as much fun as possible and not to take myself too seriously.
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