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Robyn Returns After Eight Years With Upbeat New Song ‘Missing U’

New track is “about this trippy thing that happens when people disappear”

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Mark Peckmezian

Robyn has returned with the new single “Missing U.” It is the Swedish pop singer’s first solo song in eight years.

“‘Missing U’ is a song about this trippy thing that happens when people disappear, it’s like they become even more clear and you see them everywhere,” Robyn said in a statement.

The song reunites Robyn with her longtime collaborator and co-writer Klas Åhlund along with Metronomy’s Joseph Mount. “Missing U,” Robyn’s first solo release since the arrival of her three-part Body Talk in 2010, was recorded and written in Paris and Stockholm.

Two days before to the single’s arrival, Robyn trumpeted her return with a seven-minute short film Missing U – A Message to My Fans where the singer both previewed “Missing U” and attended a fan-thrown dance party in Brooklyn. Robyn added that the new single is “also a little bit of a message to my fans, that I’ve missed them.”

In a BBC Radio 1 interview Wednesday, Robyn promised that her much-anticipated follow-up to Body Talk is finished and will arrive by the end of 2018. In recent years, Robyn has released collaborative EPs with Röyksopp and La Bagatelle Magique, a one-off single with Metronomy and a remix project, but the only new solo work she’s unveiled is a track called “Honey” that featured on HBO’s Girls but was never formally released.


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