Robyn and Röyksopp
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Robyn And Röyksopp Do It Again
GRAMMY-nominated pop singer Robyn and Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp recently participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., to discuss their collaboration on their 2014 EP, Do It Again, and their recording process as a trio, among other topics.
"It's fair to say that we just wanted to make music," said Röyksopp's Torbjørn Brundtland.
"It was … a collaboration in a really integrated way, so it felt like the natural thing [to do]," added Robyn.
"It feels so much [like] a collaboration because we've sat together and actually taken on all the roles … being the composer, lyricist and the producer," said Röyksopp's Svein Berge.
A native of Stockholm, Robyn's debut album, 1997's Robyn Is Here, was co-produced by GRAMMY nominee Max Martin and cracked the Billboard 200 on the strength of the Top 10 hits "Do You Know (What It Takes)" and "Show Me Love." In 2005 she established her own label, Konichiwa Records, and released her self-titled album, which earned the singer her first GRAMMY nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. In 2010 Robyn released Body Talk, which garnered GRAMMY nominations for 2010 and 2011 for Best Dance Recording for "Dancing On My Own" and "Call Your Girlfriend," respectively. The album also earned Robyn a 2011 GRAMMY nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Hailing from Tromsø, Norway, Röyksopp's Brundtland and Berge began recording in the early '90s. In 2002 they released their debut full-length album, Melody A.M., which peaked at No. 18 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart. They followed with The Understanding (2005) and Junior (2009), both of which peaked in the Top 5 on the chart. The latter includes "The Girl And The Robot," which features vocals from Robyn. Following the release of 2010's Senior, Röyksopp released the single "Running To The Sea" in 2013, which featured fellow Norwegian singer/songwriter Susanne Sundfør.
Released May 26, Do It Again features five tracks co-written by Robyn and Röyksopp, including "Sayit," "Do It Again" and "Monument." The EP peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart.
Robyn and Röyksopp are in the midst of their international Do It Again tour, with dates scheduled through August.