Royksopp and Robyn announce the release of the Do It Again mini album, which will be released on Cherrytree Records/Interscope May 26th, 2014. "Do It Again" is the first single and will be available April 28th digitally via digital download stores and streaming via subscription services. The single serves as an introduction to a new R"yksopp album to be released later this year.
The highly anticipated "Do It Again" tour with Royksopp and Robyn kicks off this summer in Spain at the Sonar Festival on June 13th and hits the US with stops including The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on June 29th and at Pier 97 in NYC on August 20th.
Says Royksopp, "This 5 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 & art reign side by side."
Royksopp 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 R"yksopp'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.
Adds Royksopp,"This doesn't sound like Royksopp featuring Robyn or Robyn produced by R"yksopp, it's just something else entirely", "The word 'collaboration' has never before been more justified in the world of music!"
"Svein and Torbjorn and I started working on new music in the beginning of 2013, Iïve been going back and forth to Bergen to record and write with the boys up until recently. Collaborating with S & T 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 Royksopp or Robyn album so weïre releasing this music together as a band you could say" says Robyn.
The Do It Again mini album represents the perfect coming together of three of the most original musical minds in the world.
"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."
"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 utilizes 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.
3. Do It Again
4. Every Little Thing
5. Inside The Idle Hour Club
Do It Again Tour Dates:
June 13 Sonar Festival (Spain)
June 14 Northside Festival (Denmark)
June 26 Marymoor Park (Seattle, WA, US)
June 28 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (San Francisco, CA, US)
June 29 Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA, US)
July 18 Melt Festival (Germany)
July 19 Latitude Festival (UK)
August 8 _ya Festival (Norway)
August 9 Way Out West Festival (Sweden)
August 15 Pukkelpop (Belgium)
August 20 Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)
August 21 Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)
August 22 HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)