Röyksopp and Robyn announce the release of the ‘Do It Again’ mini album, which will be released on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl on 26th May 2014.
‘Do It Again’ will be the first single available from 28th April. This serves as an introduction to a new Röyksopp album to be released later this year, which will feature two of the tracks.
The ‘Do It Again’ tour with Röyksopp and Robyn, already described as one of the most exciting tours of the Summer, begins at Sonar Festival in Spain on 13th June 2014, and includes a headline slot on the BBC Radio 6 music stage at Latitude Festival on 19th July.
"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." (Röyksopp)
Röyksopp 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 Röyksopp’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.
“… this doesn't sound like Röyksopp featuring Robyn or Robyn produced by Röyksopp, it's just something else entirely”, “The word 'collaboration' has never before been more justified in the world of music!” (Röyksopp)
“Svein and Torbjörn and I started working on new music in the beginning of 2013, I´ve 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 Röyksopp or Robyn album so we´re releasing this music together as a band you could say.” (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. It is one of the most effervescent, effortlessly uplifting electro-pop tunes of recent years, and started life as a rave-inspired throwback.
One of the first songs they started working on was ‘Every Little Thing’, the mini album's tear-stained electro-ballad (key lyric; “baby, why you falter, when you know I'm waiting here”).
Elsewhere, the ‘Do It Again’ mini album covers big thumping house in the shape of 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 utilises Robyn's vocal discreetly to create a pensive, slowly evolving soundscape that's worth diving headlong into.
‘Do It Again’ is compelling not just for it’s 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
Mini album pre order link: www.doitaga.in
‘Do It Again’ tour dates below:
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 Øya 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)