Röyksopp and Robyn have teamed up again, and no, you are NOT ready.
Look, if we had our way, there would be an entire Smithsonian museum dedicated to all things Robyn: bronze casts of her “Call Your Girlfriend” platforms, an “It’s A Small World After All”-style ride with bb robo-Swedes singing “Show Me Love,” the whole shebang.
Until that day comes, we’ve at least got “Monument,” the Swedish icon’s team-up track with Norwegian synth-pop duo Röyksopp where she describes the act of memorializing herself for posterity. It’s kinda like a more morbid interpretation of Beyoncé’s “I Was Here,” but with more fashion mullets.
We’ve only got a snippet of the song so far, but it’s certainly a powerful minute and a half. Over a gradually layered, ambient instrumental, Robyn hovers: “Make a space for my body/ Dig a hole, push the sides apart/ This is what I’m controlling/ It’s a mold, the inside that I carved/ This will be my monument/ This will be a beacon when I’m gone.”
Can’t wait to hear the remaining eight-and-a-half minutes of “Monument” (YEP), not to mention the rest of the soon-to-be touring trio’s Do It Again “mini album” when it drops on May 26. Let’s see, that leaves just over a month for the Smithsonian to approve our blueprints for the National Fave & Slay Museum. Totally enough time.
+ Listen to Röyksopp and Robyn’s “Monument” snippet.
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