Come get your “Honey“…
The title track from Honey, Robyn‘s upcoming first album in eight years, originally emerged last year in the final episode of HBO’s Girls. She’s performed it live and changed it since then, but today we finally get to hear it in its fully finished, polished glory.
“It’s not produced or written as a normal pop song. It is totally based on this idea of club music… when you’re listening to club music, there’s no reward. The reward isn’t, ‘Oh, here’s the chorus, here’s the lyric that makes sense.’ You have to enjoy what it is. You have to enjoy that there’s no conclusion,” Robyn told the New York Times.
“Club music taught me so much about myself. Having patience, or appreciating a different type of way of taking in life,” Robyn continued. “That to me is like, what Off the Wall is. Or “I Feel Love” or “Rock Your Baby” with George McCrae… it’s a hypnotic thing. Time stops, and I don’t even think about where I am when I hear music like that. That’s the high that I want. That’s what I need.”
The track was crafted alongside Robyn‘s longtime collaborators Joseph Mount and Klas Åhlund, who also produced “Missing U.”
While the explanation of the track would suggest a four-to-the-floor stormer on the dance floor, the truth is that the dreamy, intimate tune is better suited for a hot and heavy make-out session whilst smoke-and-chilling at home.
It’s a vibe: The infectious synth pads, the chilling atmospherics, the hypnotic, euphoric beat, and each one of Robyn‘s inviting breathy verses. It’s pure sexy, dream pop. As a sucker for anything that Robyn does, this certainly hits that sweet spot – but did you really expect anything less?