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ROBYN’S BODY TALK PT 2 FEATURES COLLABORATIONS WITH SNOOP DOGG, DIPLO, KLAS AHLUND,
Carl Bagge, KLEERUP AND SAVAGE SKULLS
Scheduled For September 7th Release,
Album Follows The Critically Acclaimed Body Talk PT 1
Robyn – recently heralded as the “critically anointed electro queen” by Spin – expands her pool of collaborators on Body Talk PT 2, bringing aboard Snoop Dogg and Savage Skulls for the second in a trilogy of albums she’ll release this year on Cherrytree Records. Body Talk PT 2 is due out on September 7th.
The moody “Love Kills” was recorded with Swedish techno-pop duo Savage Skulls and Snoop Dogg is featured on “U Should Know Better.” Robyn teamed up again with Klas Ahlund and Diplo for the steely, tongue-in-check rap-pop of “Criminal Intent.” Other collaborators include Carl Bagge and Kleerup, producer of the international No. 1 single “With Every Heartbeat” from Robyn’s GRAMMY®-nominated, self-titled album, released in 2008 on Cherrytree Records. “Hang With Me” forms a bridge linking the first two Body Talk collections, evolving from a lush, acoustic ballad on PT 1 to a shimmering dance floor delight on PT 2 and tapped as a future single.
Robyn recently gave her current single – “Dancing On My Own” from Body Talk PT 1 – its U.S. television debut on “Late Show with David Letterman.” The New York Times called the track “sublime” while The Times of London hailed it as “a digital torch song worthy of Confessions-era Madonna.”
Released in June, Body Talk PT 1 has elicited international acclaim. The New York Times noted in a “Critics’ Choice” review: “Certainly you could draw a dotted line between Robyn and Lady Gaga….But comparisons tend to short-change Robyn.” “Is there a more inspiring pop star on the planet than Robyn?” asked NME while People observed: “Before other chicks hopped on the electro bandwagon, she showed the way.” US Weekly called Body Talk PT 1 “the best pop album of the year” and Rolling Stone praised its “killer hooks and shiny beats.” “[Robyn] is remarkably adept at producing pleasurable, accessible pop that, like some kind of graphite alloy, is light but strong, able to carry humor and emotional weight,” said The New Yorker.
Her “All Hearts” North American tour with Kelis was named one of the “25 Must-See Summer Tours” by Spin, which described Robyn as “equal parts Debbie Harry austere, Cyndi Lauper whimsical, and Nina Persson sweet.” The Los Angeles Times praised her “muscular, hard-hitting energy” and The Washington Post described her set as “an hour-and-a-half of ebullient pop.” The tour concluded on an incredibly high note last week with two sold-out shows at New York City’s Webster Hall.
“[Robyn] swept New York City’s Webster Hall into a frenzy so wild that it threatened to collapse the floors of that historic venue and send the sold-out crowd straight to their calamitous deaths, still dancing,” said EW.com. ”I’ve rarely seen a singer…connect so thrillingly.”