Robyn has canceled upcoming festival appearances in Brazil and San Francisco, saying she’s “heartbroken” and can’t perform songs that she collaborated on with producer Christian Falk, who died from cancer last summer.
The Swedish singer’s latest project, Love Is Free, is a five-song EP that she collaborated on with keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and Falk. The set arrived in early August through Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope and hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
“It was much harder singing these songs on stage than I thought,” Robyn said in a statement. “Even though it’s been a year since Christian passed, I’m heartbroken and performing them feels too heavy still. I’m sorry to disappoint the fans that have bought tickets to these shows, and I will do my best to come back to San Francisco and Brazil soon.”
She was scheduled to perform at Rock in Rio Brasil on Sept. 27 and San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival on Oct. 17.
Robyn and Jägerstedt are still working on a music video for the Love Is Free project, which will be coming “very soon,” according to a statement from her representatives.
In late August, Robyn scored her second No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with Love is Free. The EP, completed after Falk’s death in 2014, opened atop the chart with 2,000 units, according to Nielsen Music.