Robyn - "When Doves Cry" (Prince Cover)

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It seems appropriate of Robyn to cover a song from Prince. After all, his groundbreaking music was heavily concerned with the merge of funky beats and electro-pop, his fashion sense viewed as eccentric and wildly flamboyant. Robyn, whose music and style are noticeably ahead of its time, has made no secret of Prince's influence on her beloved fusion of electronica and hip hop. With the release of Body Talk Parts 1 & 2, the Swedish Diva has been teasing and tantalizing her fans this year as much as Kanye West; now with Part 3 hitting stores this Tuesday, she's recorded this synth amiable cover of "When Doves Cry" for the UK's Channel 4, apparently in one take. Body Talk, the full-length album, is out November 22 via Konichiwa.

Previously Robyn covered Alicia Keys' "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart".