Watch Robyn perform a minimal cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’

As well as a new version of 'Honey'

Robyn has covered Wham!’s festive banger ‘Last Christmas’, performing a stripped-back rendition in Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

The Swedish pop star unveiled her new album ‘Honey‘ in October, marking her first full-length release in eight years. Discussing the mood of the record prior to its release, she said that the album feels like it comes from a “sweet place, like a very soft ecstasy.”

Ahead of returning to the stage with two huge London shows next year, Robyn visited Radio 1’s Live Lounge earlier today (November 4). The singer performed a reworked version of her single ‘Honey’ before tackling Wham!’s ’80s classic.


Stepping away from her usual electronic sound, Robyn relied on piano and an understated drum beat – resulting in a warm, fuzzy slice of festive nostalgia. During the session, the ‘Dancing On My Own’ star hailed the late George Michael as her “hero”.

Robyn’s cover of ‘Last Christmas’ follows Pale Waves’ darkened, on-brand version of the song – released last month as part of their Spotify Singles session.

Meanwhile, Robyn’s European tour kicks off in Norway on February 5. The stint will resume in April, concluding with two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace. Find any remaining tickets here and see the full schedule below.


Robyn’s 2019 tour dates are as follows:

February 2019

05 – Konserthus – Stavanger Konserthus, Norway
06 – Bergen USF Rokeriet, Norway
08 – Malmo Live Kongressen, Sweden
April 2019
03 – Munich Tonhalle, Germany
05 – Cologne Palladium, Germany
06 – Berlin UFO Velodrome, Germany
09 – Paris L’Olympia, France
10 – Amsterdam Melkweg, The Netherlands
12 – London Alexandra Palace, UK
13 – London Alexandra Palace, UK

Back in August, Robyn made her live return with a short-but-sweet comeback gig in Ibiza.