Robyn is the latest musician to appear on “Song Exploder.” While previous episodes this year have been hosted by Thao Nguyen, this one features original host Hrishikesh Hirway. During the episode, Robyn breaks down the title track from her latest album Honey. “I think we wanted it to feel like you were underwater,” she says of the production. “But then you look down and there’s thousands of meters down to the bottom of the sea, this feeling of something opening underneath.” She also discusses contributions to the song from the late Philippe Zdar. Hear the full episode below.
Also today, Yaeji shared her remix of Robyn’s Honey track “Beach 2k20.” “‘Beach2k20’ was an instant summer jam for me,” Yaeji said in a press release. “The left field arrangement and dancefloor motifs mixed with Robyn’s relaxed vocals transported me to a beach somewhere I’ve never been. My remix tries to keep those elements that make this song so special, with updated percussion, synths and a call-and-response portion from Robyn and I so that you can bring the track to a dancefloor (and have a good time).” Scroll down to hear it.
Read Pitchfork’s features “Robyn Breaks Down Every Song on Her New Album, Honey” and “Meet Yaeji, House Music’s Most Exciting New Voice.”
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