Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the Do It Again mini album which will be released on Cherrytree Records/InterscopeMay 26 2014. Do It Again is the first single and is available now digitally via digital download stores and streaming via subscription services. The single serves as an introduction to a new Röyksopp album to be released later this month.
The highly anticipated Do It Again tour with Röyksopp and Robyn kicks off this summer in Spain at the Sonar Festival on June 13 and hits the US with stops including The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on June 29 and at Pier 97 in NYC on August 20.
Röyksopp and Robyn have also unveiled a clip from Monument, the first track on the mini album. Monument’s grandeur and grace is as distinctive as it is moving and was the first song where they wrote lyrics together. A defining moment on the mini album in the shape of a near ten-minute long anthem which was inspired by a sculpture from artist Juliana Cerqueira Leite which gave Robyn a “…physical experience of what it’s like to define yourself or stand for something or figure out who you are.”
Röyksopp said: “This five track mini-album is the accumulation and embodiment of the synergy between Robyn and ourselves. We’ve intended this to be a diverse yet cohesive and thought through musical venture; it’s meant to be an expression where pop and art reign side by side.”
Röyksopp and Robyn were inspired by each other’s company and compelled to create something they had never done before, building on the brief moments when they had come together in the past. Having worked together on The Girl and the Robot, which appeared on Röyksopp’s Junior album in 2009 and None Of Dem on Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 1 in 2010, the Do It Again mini album sees the two artists doing just that.
Röyksopp added:“This doesn’t sound like Röyksopp featuring Robyn or Robyn produced by Röyksopp, it’s just something else entirely. The word ‘collaboration’ has never before been more justified in the world of music.
Robyn said: “Svein and Torbjörn and I started working on new music in the beginning of 2013. I’ve been going back and forth to Bergen to record and write with the boys up until recently. Collaborating with Svein and Torbjörn is something I enjoy very much. In the beginning we just knew we wanted to do something together and then it started to feel more like a band thing than songs for a Röyksopp or Robyn album so we’re releasing this music together as a band you could say.”
The Do It Again mini album represents the perfect coming together of three of the most original musical minds in the world.
Do It Again is the first single taken from the mini album and is an “accidental pop song” written after a night out together in Bergen. The effervescent, effortlessly uplifting electro-pop tune started out as a rave-inspired throwback.
Elsewhere, the Do It Again mini album covers big thumping house with the club-ready Sayit which features a near duet between Robyn and what sounds like an aroused robot. On the other end of the spectrum there is the closing Inside The Idle Hour Club which utilises Robyn’s vocal discreetly to create a pensive, slowly evolving soundscape that’s worth diving into headlong.
Do It Again is compelling not just for its personality but also because it is simply not what you expect.