Robyn Talks Snoop And Single
We caught up with the Swede for a quick chat…
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 17:45
Robyn’s back with the second part of her mini album series- Body Talk 2- and a great new single in Hang With Me. So we got on the phone to the popster…
MTV: Why have you decided to release mini albums this year with Body Talk?
It’s an attempt to have more fun while I’m working and not get stuck in the usual promotion circus.
I wanted to see if there was a way where I could record and tour at the same time. I’ve been releasing albums since I was 16 and this is one of the ways I’m trying to have more freedom. People are consuming music in a new way and you look stupid as an artist if you don’t recognise that.
How different is Body Talk 2 from Body Talk 1?
They are different songs. They are the ones that we had finished when I had to send them off to the factory. Whatever was done I put on the album- it’s not complicated.
Who did you work with on the record?
I made most of the album with Klaus (Ahlund), Diplo is on one of those tracks too, plus I worked with Swedish group Savage Skulls. And Snoop of course!
Why did you want to team up with Snoop Dogg?
We hooked up in LA because we wanted to get in the studio properly after we did the Sensual Seduction remix. It was exciting because I’m a big fan and he’s really into music y’know.
What’s he like in the studio?
He’s a great person. We were in the studio for three days together and Snoop is a funny guy, super-chilled and really down to earth.
Tell us about the single Hang With Me- what are the lyrics about?
Klaus wrote it but it sounded very different. It’s a song that he recorded with his ex-wife! He re-wrote it and I was bombarded by him with his old music. And out of that came a few songs. It was more like a ballad in the beginning. It’s a sweet song. Beautiful and bitter sweet, It’s about falling in love and being scared.
We love the video, why did you decide to do a vid like that?
I wanted to see if it could be organic too, Like Twitter and my website. We decided to make something simple that gives the feeling of touring intensity. Max Vitali directed it and I wanted a video which connected back through the touring which I’m doing all year.
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