Robyn, "Indestructible

80 Billboard Rating

Like previous single "Hang With Me," which was previewed with a stripped-down version earlier this year, Robyn's latest electro-pop opus "Indestructible" arrives after an "acoustic" take on the song was issued on "Body Talk Pt. II." Whether listened to in its newly up-tempo state or in its quieter version, "Indestructible" features more top-notch songwriting from the Swedish pop artist. In its dance-ready incarnation (set to appear on the forthcoming "Body Talk Pt. 3"), the ballad covers a racing string section with relentless bass and pulsing synthesized chords. Luckily, Robyn's heartfelt vocal turn prevents the backing music from overwhelming her story of a love connection found at the tail-end of heartbreak. "I'm gonna love you like I've never been hurt before," she sings as the chorus unfolds. Like Robyn's best singles, "Indestructible" remains emotionally honest without producing a hint of generic pop cheesiness.

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