r Robyn slipped the announcement into a tweet so discreet it almost went by unnoticed. Some time this year honey." The tweet was posted on February 7th, but apart from the fan in question, it took almost two weeks before the rest of the world noticed. The 38-year-old artist, whose full name is Robin Miriam Carlsson, had her start as a singer while still a teenager but later fell out with her label and went independent.
She revealed the news to a fellow Twitter user who asked "Who decides your next album release date tbh." That tweet in turn was in response to Robyn's original tweet which said: "Thinking about space, if it's public space. But when it did, it got pretty excited: "2018 just became worthwhile!!! She has since achieved international success with a string of songs such as ' With Every Heartbeat' and ' Dancing On My Own', which bring an occasional R'n' B edge to synth-pop. Episode three's Swedish guests both lived in the United States before returning to home soil.
For the past three years, she’s worked closely with the Swedish underground artist and stylist Maria “Decida” Wahlberg to develop a look that’s retro and futuristic, sexy and powerful, if a tiny bit Euro. She is wearing her stage outfit and own jewellery (worn throughout).
Decida calls her summer festival look “Robyn the Action Doll”, though as Robyn moves through her danceable hits – the longing anthem “Be Mine”, the brash challenge of “Handle Me”, the spurned-lover wail of “Call Your Girlfriend” – she’s more like the world’s friendliest spin-class instructor. The white-and-black double-face viscose velvet jacket she wears on pages 191 is by CÉLINE.
But things have changed a lot since then for the Swedish star.
In 2005 she founded her own label – a means of distributing her music in imaginative new forms – and worked out a hundred different ways to say No. We’re backstage at the Latitude Festival, a weekend-long music and arts event that draws 35,000 people to a rural spot near the eastern English coast, and the Swedish singer is a few hours away from a headlining performance with her friends and collaborators, the Norwegian dance duo Röyksopp. I’m dressing up for you,” she says, with an easy, high-pitched laugh.
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While her pop star peers exhibit a standard of highly controlled perfection, she’s become an icon of free-spirited self-expression.
Ever since she bought herself out of her major-label contract with BMG subsidiary Jive Records in 2004, Robyn has made music for girls and boys who dance alone in their bedrooms, who wear and say and do the things that make , with a song called “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What to Do” – then asked her fans to tweet about their own frustrations.
An ingenious interactive featuring their grievances alongside Robyn’s sardonic lyrics went viral.
On the next photo, she wears a black neoprene coat by SIMONE ROCHA.
Latitude marks the midpoint of Robyn’s summer tour with Röyksopp – Svein Berge and Torbjørn Bruntland – whom she first met in their studio in Bergen in 2008.