Robyn and Röyksopp – Do It Again [EP]

Robyn has always been the pop star who makes the most painful experiences in life feel euphoric, even glorious. “Call Your Girlfriend” and “Dancing on My Own” both resonated with audiences as songs driven by a fierce individualism — an independence that’s born out of romantic failures. Similarly, on her joint mini-album with the glitchy Scandinavian duo Röyksopp, it’s when she’s relating her experiences with deep-seated pain and the strength to overcome it that the songs really hit. According to an interview with Billboard, Robyn and the two members of Röyksopp, Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland, all contributed equally to the five-song EP, “taking part in every aspect of music-making,” but the record just does not match this assertion. The celestial scope of Do It Again begins to make sense; pairing her heartbreak pop storylines with the spacey, experimental nature of Berge and Brundtland often strikes the ideal balance of personal and cosmic. Yet still, in the grand scheme of this release, it’s Robyn who runs the universe.

Release Date
May 26, 2014
Dog Triumph/Wall of Sound/Cooking Vinyl
digital, vinyl, cd
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