At a time when elaborate fashions, pyrotechnics and big, arena-worthy electro beats rule the American pop landscape, Robyn has arrived in North America to shift our focus back to where it belongs: on the music. On her all-too-brief “All Hearts” co-headlining tour with Kelis, which makes its way toward the east coast this week, the Scandinavian singer/songwriter is promising to dazzle audiences with a minimally-art directed, high-energy stage show styled as an after hours club jam.
This year Robyn plans to release a trilogy of albums that incorporate diverse musical influences, ranging from gay dance anthems to dancehall and minimal techno, into her platinum blonde pop world. Though her songs are sometimes heartfelt and introspective, there’s no mistaking Robyn’s swagger and self-confidence — either in song, on stage or over the phone.
“For me, there’s nothing like, what do you call it? A ‘guilty pleasure’,” she says. “I don’t even know what that means. Either you like it or you don’t.”
Check out the video for Robyn’s latest single “Hang With Me” below and then read our Q&A with the singer after the jump.