Robyn – “Dancing On My Own” Video Premiere

Published May 22nd 2010
Filed under Videos

The video for Robyn’s Dancing On My Own, the lead single taken from her first of three albums to be released this year, premiered yesterday via Robyn’s official site.

Dancing On My Own’s video is quite different to Robyn’s most recent videos since establishing her own record label, because it looks like it had a much bigger budget and it’s a lot more glossy. The stage set for the performance scenes, similar to those seen in Kelly Clarkson’s video for Walk Away, looks very detailed and the lighting changes add a nice effect. The performance scenes are also very fitting for the video unlike some videos which feature a performance for the sake of it.

The club scenes are shot very well and stick closely to the lyrics of the song. They show Robyn dancing on her own in a club while the people around her are dancing together and kissing before she leaves the club at the end of the video.

While the video doesn’t have many different scenes, it’s nicely edited and really enhances the melancholic atmosphere created by the song itself. It’s also not very eventful but it fits the song perfectly and could help the song become a deserved hit for Robyn.

Dancing On My Own will be released on June 7th followed by the first album of three, Body Talk Pt. 1, on June 14th.

Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 1

Published April 11th 2010
Filed under Reviews

Robyn’s been working on the follow up to her 2005 self-titled album for a while but for some reason it wasn’t an album I was eagerly awaiting. So it wasn’t a surprise that I didn’t notice when Robyn uploaded a new album track, Fembot from her upcoming album Body Talk Pt. 1, to her official site a few weeks ago.

Fembot surprised me on first listen since I didn’t think much of her recent collaborations such as Christian Falk’s Dream On and Röyksopp’s The Girl And The Robot. Fembot sounds like a coherent progression from the sound of Robyn’s previous album, building on the style of tracks such as the updated international versions of Bum Like You and Robotboy. You can take a listen to Fembot below:

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The album artwork for Body Talk Pt. 1, the first of two or possibly three albums which Robyn plans to release this year, also looks really impressive with some interesting song titles.

1. Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
2. Fembot
3. Dancing On My Own
4. Cry When You Get Older
5. Dance Hall Queen
6. None of Dem (Featuring Röyksopp)
7. Hang With Me (Acoustic)
8. Jag Vet En Dejlig Rosa

Body Talk Pt. 1 will be released through Robyn’s label Konichiwa Records on June 14th following the lead single Dancing On My Own on June 7th.