Robyn reveals that Royksopp collaboration came about after bout of depression

The two acts are touring together this summer including a slot at Latitude

Robyn has revealed that her recently released ‘Do It Again’ mini album, which was a collaboration with Royksopp, came about after a bout of depression.

“I was super-tired and kind of despressed and had started therary,” said the Swedish singer to NME. “I really wanted to make music, and I had lots of ideas, but I didn’t want to force anything, or create a concept of what the next album was going to be; I just wanted to collaborate with people.”

‘Do It Again’ was released in May. Both acts have embarked on a US tour and a series of European festival dates over the summer, including a slot at Latitude this weekend (July 17-20).

The album comes ahead of Royksopp’s fifth LP, which is set for release this autumn. Speaking about the collaboration with Robyn to NME in an interview which you can read in this week’s magazine, which is on sale on newsstands now and available digitally, Svein Berge of the duo states: “We stole a piece of the sun called Robyn and dragged her into Bergen [where the band is based]. We had our things to deal with on a personal level, Torbjorn [Brundtland] and myself. And Robyn. And it’s a good thing to just sit together and have no inhibitions – there’s nobody expecting anything from what we are about to do here.”