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Modern Anthem 009: Charting The Songs We Love So Well

Artists often take time to release new music but some may feel like Swedish icon Robyn is taking longer than most. Beloved for her melodies, cutting-edge style and electric live performances, she’s kept fans interested with collaborations and singles over the last few years, but with no word of a new album. At the start of June, Robyn posted a tweet marking an important anniversary: eight years since the release of her single ‘Dancing On My Own’. With its thumping electro production and heartfelt lyrics, it was everything fans loved about Robyn’s music distilled into one perfect pop package.

Feature: Music Robyn – Reinvention – Calum Scott

By 2010 Robyn had successfully re-invented herself as a new kind of star, one who made great music but also one who worked in the music business on her own terms. In late ’90s she had been snapped up by RCA records who spotted her teen-pop potential. Her debut album Robyn Is Here, produced by Max Martin, spawned hit singles in Sweden and brought her worldwide notice, thanks to the single ‘Show Me Love’. Two more albums followed but were only released in Sweden and Japan as Robyn struggled with record label politics.

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