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Swedish songstress Robyn has given her fans an exciting update, in regards to her next album.
Robyn hasn’t released any new music for bordering on eight years, with her last album coming in the form of 2010’s Body Talk, and fans have been anxious to hear news from her on any new music for quite some time. Since then she has made a few guest appearances, such as on Todd Rundgren’s track ‘That Could Have Been Me’, but the clamour has been for her to release a solo, full length LP.
In a Twitter exchange (seen below), a fan put the question to Robyn about new music, and to the surprise of many, she responded. When asked who is responsible for determining the record’s release date, she replied “I do. Some time this year honey”.
I do. Some time this year honey
— Robyn (@robynkonichiwa) February 7, 2018
Whilst there has been a lack of music in recent times, Robyn has been far from quiet, and last year, she joined her compatriots Zara Larsson, First Aid Kit, and Tove Lo, in signing a letter decrying sexual abuse in Sweden’s music industry.
Th letter was published in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter last week, and reads: “We demand zero tolerance for sexual exploitation or violence. Sexual assault or violence will have consequences in terms of terminations of contracts. We will put shame back where it belongs—with the perpetrators and the people protecting them.”
In 2017, Metronomy frontman Joe Mount revealed that he was a potential collaborator on Robyn’s new album, telling NME “I’ve been working with people on my own stuff, some new stuff, and I’m off to see Robyn in March to try and do some stuff with her.
“I’ve just been a bit of family man recently…but every time I do something with Robyn I get very excited, so hopefully I’ll be heavily involved in her next record but we’ll see.