Robyn has what you want, and it’s sweet.
The queer icon dropped the highly anticipated title track of her new album Honey on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio One this morning.
The debut of track “Honey” follows the instant classic “Missing U,” released last month along with a video message to her fans announcing her return to music after a too-long hiatus. Since an early unfinished iteration of “Honey” premiered in an episode of HBO’s Girls, fans have been demanding that Robyn finish the song, rallying around a specially-made hashtag, “#releasehoneydamnit.”
Robyn recently revealed the full tracklist for her upcoming album:
This is the track list for the album. I've had it ready it ready for months, so strange how it came together even before or the songs were finished. Never had that happen before; more or less in the order that I wrote them. pic.twitter.com/aJ4cppDZKM
— Robyn (@robynkonichiwa) September 24, 2018
The artist also shared some thoughts about the new track with The New York Times prior to release.
“It’s not produced or written as a normal pop song,” she said. “It is totally based on this idea of club music.” Both genres come with their own mode of listening, she argued. “When you’re listening to club music, there’s no reward,” she said. “The reward isn’t, ‘Oh, here’s the chorus, here’s the lyric that makes sense.’ You have to enjoy what it is. You have to enjoy that there’s no conclusion.”
“Club music taught me so much about myself,” she added. “Having patience, or appreciating a different type of way of taking in life.”
Listen to “Honey” on all major streaming platforms now.