Released: January 2007

Released from the shackles of child stardom and the major label treadmill, Robyn got back to basics, releasing her self-titled album on her own label. But she wasn’t just an auteur of her own career, she was an auteur of her own sound; where swathes of glossy noughties pop were tempered by a lifetime’s worth of experience lived under the spotlight of the music biz. ‘With Every Heartbeat’ was typical of this; Kleerup’s trancey music came with an orchestral accompaniment and Robyn’s vocal came with the mature knowledge of love attained, then lost but never forgotten. (PE)

How I Wrote 'With Every Heartbeat'
"When I came up with the vocal hook in ‘With Every Heartbeat’, I was out driving. I’d had the beat on a tape for months, listening to it constantly, then one day something clicked, and I started singing that melody.

I wrote ‘With Every Heartbeat’ with Andreas [Kleerup], and it just so happened that, at that time, he was breaking up with his girlfriend. So that fed into how I sang the song. Similarly, on the new album, working with Diplo and Royksopp - sometimes you meet someone and you connect, it’s just easy and relaxed. I’m not remotely strategic in the way I pick collaborators. It’s a combination of instinct and luck." (, 2010)


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