Body Talk, Pt. 2

Body Talk, Pt. 2

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by Robyn
     
 

Robyn declared her independence on Body Talk Pt. 1, but on the project's second volume, two's company. Trading hard-edged dance floor assaults for softer but still sleek sounds, she sings the praises of companionship and support and proves that stylish, cutting-edge pop doesn't have to be competitive or egotistical. This friendly vibe is apparent from the…  See more details below

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Robyn declared her independence on Body Talk Pt. 1, but on the project's second volume, two's company. Trading hard-edged dance floor assaults for softer but still sleek sounds, she sings the praises of companionship and support and proves that stylish, cutting-edge pop doesn't have to be competitive or egotistical. This friendly vibe is apparent from the beginning of "In My Eyes," which opens Body Talk Pt. 2 with a sweet, and catchy, message of reassurance to misfits and outsiders. Bookended by Robyn's assurances that "It's gonna be OK!," it couldn't be more different than "Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do," Body Talk Pt. 1's opening salvo. Even on more kinetic tracks like "Include Me Out" and "We Dance to the Beat," it's all about sharing the groove, not dancing on one's own. Speaking of which, Pt. 2's single "Hang With Me" is just as good as "Dancing on My Own." It appeared on Pt. 1 as a somber yet hopeful acoustic ballad, but here she gives it the full Robyn treatment, with longtime producer Klas Ahlund transforming it into emotionally complex pop that rivals Robyn's "Be Mine!" Meanwhile, the acoustic "Indestructible" and "Love Kills" reflect the downside of needing someone, whether it's reaching beyond past hurts for new love or dealing with a breakup's immediate aftermath. Hip-hop tinged tracks featuring Diplo ("Criminal Intent") and Snoop Dogg (the exuberant "U Should Know Better") help maintain the mini-album's connection with Body Talk Pt. 1 while maintaining the set's own identity. Two thirds of the way through the Body Talk project, it's clear that this experiment is reaping rich rewards for Robyn and her listeners.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2010
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602527475653
catalogNumber:
001478802

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robyn   Primary Artist
Mats Lindberg   Strings
Klas Åhlund   Musician
Henrik Edström   Strings
Kleerup   Musician
Erik Arvinder   Strings
Patrik Swedrup   Strings
Erik Wahlgren   Strings
Catherine Claesson   Strings
Pelle Hansen   Strings
Daniel Migdal   Strings
Christian Svarfvar   Strings
Elin Stjärna   Strings

Technical Credits

Snoop Dogg   Composer,Lyricist
Robyn   Composer,Lyricist,Additional Production
Martin Schaub   String Conductor
Klas Åhlund   Composer,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Diplo   Producer
Alexander Kronlund   Composer
Martin Henrik Gustafsson   Engineer
Kleerup   Composer,Programming,Producer
Savage Skulls   Programming,Producer
Carli Löf   Composer
Carl Bagge   String Arrangements
Thomas Pentz   Composer
Mans Glaeser   Composer
Lucy McRae   Art Direction

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