Robyn Returns to the U.S.
NEW YORK: The electro-pop Swede brings her glittery jams to the Highline Ballroom for her first Stateside performance in over a decade.
With her Rakamonie EP still fresh on store shelves, former teen-pop starlet Robyn made an great second impression at the Highline Ballroom last night (Feb. 5), logging her first stop back in the U.S. since crashing mainstream radio with her 1997 hit, “Show Me Love.” Popping her shoulders and wriggling her hips next to two synchronized drummers and a keyboardist, the pixie-like platinum blonde seamlessly ripped through select Rakamonie cuts as well as tunes from her 2007 self-titled effort. After cooing her way through electro-buzz jams such as “Crash and Burn” and “Konichiwa Bitches,” Robyn barely seemed to take a breath between her buttery vocal trills, making thumpers such as “With Every Heartbeat” and “Who’s That Girl” fuel the sold-out crowd’s raucous, non-stop energy.
Come encore time, Robyn embraced her dance-pop past to deliver a stripped-down performance of “Show Me Love.” Featuring a simple pairing of soaring vocals and a bleeping synth line, fans got their chance to fill in the track’s lush harmonies. A punked-out version of the playfully sexy “Jack U Off” and “Be Mine,” complete with an acoustic piano, left the masses totally sated. Welcome back, Robyn!
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