"Body Talk Pt 1"/"Body Talk Pt 2"
(Island/Universal, June 21/Aug. 2 in the United Kingdom;
U.S. release through Interscope, June 15)
Swedish pop star Robyn is hoping three really is the magic number. That's how many albums she'll be releasing in 2010, with the summer release of two mini-albums, "Body Talk" parts one and two, due to be followed by a November compilation of the two with additional material.
"Pt 1" is an eclectic album, ranging from the Euro-reggae of "Dance Hall Queen" to the acoustic whimsy of "Hang With Me," but is trailed by three trademark dance-pop tracks: The pulsating Röyksopp collaboration "None of Dem" is picking up Pan-European club play, while the futuristic robo-pop of "Fembot" has already gone top 10 in Sweden, where it was released through EMI.
The first proper single, however, is the disco heartbreak of "Dancing on My Own," which will be released June 13 in the United Kingdom, but it's picking up strong advance support from national top 40 station BBC Radio 1.
"We're trying to catch up with how fast this record is running," says Universal U.K. international marketing manager Rob Fleming, who's hoping for a hit to match Robyn's 2007 European smash, "With Every Heartbeat." "We already know we're onto a winner with the airplay."
Previous album and sales: "Show Me Love," 33,000 (according to Nielsen SoundScan)
Video below: Music video for Robyn's new single, "Dancing On My Own," off her upcoming album, "Body Talk Pt 1."