Robyn Unveils New Track "Fembot"

March 18, 2010 1:52 PM ET

Swedish dance-pop sensation Robyn is reportedly plotting three releases for 2010, and to get the party started, the "With Every Heartbeat" singer unveiled her first official single from one of the upcoming releases, "Fembot," on her official Website yesterday. Though Robyn famously contested her record label's attempts to brand her as a Scandinavian Christina Aguilera in the past, "Fembot" could be the purest pop confection Robyn has ever crafted, with its catchy playground catcall of a chorus and Robyn almost mimicking Britney Spears' robotic singing style over an propulsive dance beat.

The song also continues Robyn's ongoing android theme that previously spawned songs like Robyn's "Robotboy," the interlude "Bionic Woman" and last year's "The Girl and the Robot" collaboration with Royksopp. "Fembots have feelings too. You split my heart in too, now what you gonna do," Robyn sings on the track. In an interview with Swedish magazine Bon, Robyn talked about slicing up her new album, originally scheduled for June, into three individual discs to be released in the spring, summer and winter. No release dates have been announced thus far, but the unveiling of "Fembot" is a welcome step forward.

Another track seemingly destined for Robyn's 2010 pop triptych called "Dance Hall Queen," produced by Diplo, mysteriously leaked out earlier this year, but YouTube has managed to flush out all evidence of the track. Robyn also reportedly collaborated with Royksopp, "With Every Heartbeat" co-writer Andreas Kleerup and Klas Åhlund, who co-wrote Robyn with Robyn, on her new discs, which will also feature a rap-off versus Snoop Dogg.

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