On November 22nd, Cherrytree Records will release Body Talk, the final in a trilogy of 2010 albums from Robyn. The Swedish singer-songwriter’s work recently prompted London’s Sunday Times to ask: “Who else is recording chart-bound pop as sophisticated as this?” while NME said Body Talk “might just be the album of the year.” The new record will contain 15 tracks: five brand new songs plus five tracks each from Body Talk PT 1 and PT 2. See below for track listing.
With “Time Machine,” one of the new tracks, Robyn comes full circle in her career, collaborating once again with Max Martin, who produced her debut album, Robyn Is Here, which included two songs that charted in the Top 10 hits of The Billboard Hot 100 – “Show Me Love” and “Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect).” Body Talk illustrates the breadth of Robyn’s recent collaborations – from Diplo (“Dancehall Queen”), Kleerup (“In My Eyes”) and Snoop Dogg (“U Should Know Better”) to Röyksopp (“None of Dem”), Savage Skulls (“Love Kills”) and, of course, her longtime producer Klas Ahlund, who was instrumental in making the Body Talk trilogy.
Robyn, who performed her current single, “Dancing On My Own,” with Deadmau5 at MTV’s Video Music Awards, will appear in “Gossip Girl” as a surprise guest at Blair’s birthday party. She’ll perform “Hang with Me” in the episode, which will air on The CW on Monday, November 1st, at 9:00 p.m. She’ll perform on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on November 11th.
After wrapping up her current sold-out European/U.K. tour, Robyn will launch her second North American outing of 2010. Maluca andNatalia Kills will open on the upcoming run, which kicks off on November 5th in Miami Beach, FL. Robyn’s recent “All Hearts” jaunt with Kelis was named by Spin as one of the “25 Must-See Summer Tours.”
“I’m going to keep mixing up my tours with studio time and stick to this new way of releasing music next year,” Robyn explains. “This is the third, last part and completion of the Body Talk album. It was never my goal to break some kind of a world record in how many songs I could release in a year. Although I think it would count as a pretty good attempt, it’s been about the process for me. It’s been very interesting to try and figure out a more organic way of making music. A way that is unbiased and has its starting point in what feels logical to me, but also to the listeners.
“Even though it was never a conceptual idea, but a practical solution to the problem of getting bored with just doing one thing at a time, it has influenced not only the music, but all the visual content for the album as well. And the way I’ve communicated with press and listeners. It’s been amazing to share the process with you. As soon as I have had an idea of what I’m doing so have the fans and that interaction has been super interesting and fun to me. As I’m writing this, I am still mixing the third album. There are five new songs ready to be released and I’m also including music from Body Talk PT 1 and 2 to complete this body of work in what will make the turbo version of the Body Talkalbum. Thanks for tagging along with me on this ride!”
Body Talk PT 1, which came out in June, was called “the best pop album of the year” by US Weekly and Pitchfork.com gave it an 8.5 out of 10, observing: “Robyn doesn’t just walk the line between what she has called the ‘commercial’ and ‘tastemaker’ realms. She obliterates it.” Released in September, Body Talk PT 2 earned an “A” from Entertainment Weekly and 3 ½ stars from both Rolling Stone, which described it as “another batch of great, club-ready songs” and People.
BODY TALK PT 3 – TRACK LISTING
1. Dancing On My Own (radio version)
2. Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do
5. Time Machine
6. Love Kills
7. Hang With Me
8. Call Your Girlfriend
9. None Of Dem feat. Röyksopp
10. We Dance To The Beat
11. U Should Know Better feat. Snoop Dogg
12. Dancehall Queen
13. Get Myself Together
14. In My Eyes
15. Stars 4-Ever
ROBYN – FALL 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
11/5 Miami Beach, FL The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason
11/6 Orlando, FL Club Firestone
11/7 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
11/8 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
11/10 New York, NY Terminal 5 SOLD OUT
11/12 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy SOLD OUT
11/13 Chicago, IL Metro SOLD OUT
11/14 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café SOLD OUT
11/17 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia SOLD OUT
11/19 Vancouver, BC Venue Vancouver SOLD OUT
11/20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
11/21 Seattle, WA Neumos SOLD OUT
11/23 San Francisco, CA The Warfield