Album: Body Talk (29 Nov 2010) [ We7 | Spotify ]
Tags: electronica, pop, dance, my gang rotw
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Party season is upon us and what better than pop sensation of the year, Robyn.
For me, she came from nowhere. I started the year not really liking her work and I end it besotted. I speak as an ABBA fan, someone who appreciates pop perfection.
What impresses me most about her songwriting is the storytelling. She creates scenarios and vignettes, examining them from different angles so that, whilst you jump around like a lunatic to the beat, you're also entranced by the tales.
By far the best song from the Body Talk trilogy, all released in quick succession this year, is Call Your Girlfriend, my recommendation of the week. In this, she takes the heartbreak song and turns it on its head, writing from the point of view of the new girlfriend and her kindness and sympathy towards the ex-to-be. …