When Robyn headlined Boston Calling last spring, her performance garnered mixed reviews. Those hoping to hear the standard versions of dance hits like “Call Your Girlfriend” and “Dancing On My Own” were instead treated to a set of elongated, groove-laden remixes, which she was promoting as part of a promotional series of releases.
“Remixes make me listen to a song in a different way; they stretch you out as a listener and leave space for other things that a pop song usually doesn’t,” she said in a statement at the time. “I hope to be able to share this experience with my audiences at Governors Ball, Boston Calling, and Field Trip over the next week and just dancing together…”
Turns out, the remixes were a bit of a sign of things to come.
In November, Robyn teamed up with Junk Yard Connections founder and producer Mr. Tophat for the track “Trust Me”, and now with an EP of the same name arriving this Friday (January 13), another song has been unveiled this morning that flows nicely from her recent affinity of remixes. It’s called “Right Time,” it’s nearly 10-minutes long, and it’s got a deceptive disco and funk groove.
“You can hear disco in all club music,” says Robyn, via the Line of Best Fit. “It’s the base of so much music that we listen to, and it’s one of the most influential music styles ever. You can hear it everywhere. Disco’s always been in my world.”
As the site notes, original ABBA drummer Per Lindvall and his brother David joined Mr. Tophat and Robyn in the studio for this one, and the result is a bit of classic timelessness. Allow it to unfold at its own pace below, and pre-order the Trust Me EP via Smalltown Supersound.
Featured Robyn photo up top by Eddy Leiva for Vanyaland.