In the days leading up to Robyn's November 21 Seattle appearance at Neumos, I've been listening to little else but the Swedish pop wonder's Body Talk Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. I don't think either record will ever get old for me, but I'm still looking forward to getting my hands on the final chapter in the Body Talk trilogy -- which will be released on November 22. Of the separate pieces of Body Talk, Robyn told me:
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For me, it's one album. It's not a separated thing. It was never a conceptual idea, even though it might have become one now. It was very much just trying to find a new way of working, like a practical solution to the problem of not being able to do all the things I like to do at the same time...When I started my own label, it was to try and find a more organic way of working, where I could be free to explore things in my own time. I think this is a continuation of that. [I got] tired of releasing an album that took me about one and a half years to make and during that time I'm not able to tour and then you go on tour and you tour for like two or three years and you're not able to be in the studio. It all gets divided up into long periods of just doing one thing. I was just bored with that. I wanted to see if I could change that structure a little bit.In the meantime, four of Pt. 3's tracks have leaked ahead of time:
1. "Time Machine" -- Penned and produced by Max Martin, the man behind Robyn's very first hit, 1997's "Show Me Love," this one's destined to be a radio and club hit.
2. "Call Your Girlfriend" -- Robyn dispenses some sensible advice to a cheating boyfriend.
3. "Get Myself Together" -- Robyn's rallying cry for self-inspiration after a rough breakup.
4. "Stars 4-ever" -- My favorite of the bunch. I can't think of many singers who could repeatedly sing the line "You and me together/ Stars 4-ever" without sounding a little inane, but Robyn pulls it off.