Photo by Philip Cosores
One of the most memorable music moments in the entire run of HBO’s Girls came in the first season, when Lena Dunham’s free-spirited Hannah Horvath character just lets loose in her bedroom to Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own”. Now that the TV series is coming to an end, it’s only right that the Swedish pop singer contribute to one of the show’s final episodes — which is exactly what she did last night.
During last night’s episode, a previously unheard Robyn song titled “Honey” made its debut. A snippet of the bustling track has made its way online and can be heard below.
According to an Instagram post from Robyn, the song “wasn’t ready to be released, but i finished this version for her [Dunham].” On her own Instagram, the Girls actress noted that a different version of “Honey” will appear on an upcoming Robyn album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Body Talk. “We knew the last season needed some Robyn — after all, Hannah would not be Hannah without a lot of dancing on her own,” Dunham wrote. “Thank you Robyn, queen of space and sound!”
After Lena used Dancing On My Own in the first season of Girls, in the most amazing way, i was so happy she asked me if she could put another of my songs in the series. I sent her some music im working on and she picked Honey. It wasnt ready to be released, but we finished this version for her and Girls ❤. Thank you @lenadunham for making this tv-show that flips my brain like a burger like 15 times every episode, i love that feeling! And for bringing up all these emotionally complex situations in such a brilliant way, without making excuses. And thank you for asking me to make music for your work. I wouldnt want to miss out on making music for Adams movie for anything. 🙂 #girls
I'm just as obsessed with the music on Girls as anyone (wrong that I listen to our soundtrack most days in the shower?) and it was the biggest honor to have @robynkonichiwa create a version of a track from her upcoming album just for the show. We knew the last season needed some Robyn- after all, Hannah would not be Hannah without a lot of dancing on her own ❤️ Thank you Robyn, queen of space and sound! Come get your Honey baby 👶
Revisit the “Dancing On My Own” Girls scene: