By now, we know the back-story: Sometime as 2016 was winding to a close, Lena Dunham hit up Robyn and asked her if she’d contribute an exclusive song for the final season of Girls. Robyn was already hard at work on new music, and the follow-up to 2010’s defining Body Talk, so she kicked a few ideas over to Dunham, and what aired on the HBO show was an early version of “Honey.”
Now the title track to Robyn’s new album, out October 26 via Konichiwa/Interscope Records, “Honey” is finally unearthed in its final form. Stream the slow-burner club track below.
“It’s not produced or written as a normal pop song,” Robyn tells the New York Times. “It is totally based on this idea of club music… When you’re listening to club music, there’s no reward. 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.”
Between this and Honey’s first single, “Missing U”, it’s clear this new Robyn LP will have a strong club vibe, balancing a line between house music and the Swedish superstar’s penchant for irrepressible pop.
“Club music taught me so much about myself,” Robyn adds. “Having patience, or appreciating a different type of way of taking in life.”