The time is near. After teasing us with two tantalizing installments in the Body Talk series, Body Talk, the album, is coming out in two weeks through Robyn's very own Konichiwa Label. The record will be be a combination of tracks from Body Talk parts 1 & 2, plus five new songs, including “Indestructible” and the great “Call Your Girlfriend.” The latter, both lyrically and musically, sounds like “Dancing On My Own” Pt 2, following a similar theme and MO. “Call your girlfriend/It's time you had the talk/Give your reasons/Say it's not her fault.” Whereas in “Dancing On My Own” Robyn plays a victim, a lonely girl who witnesses her love interest kissing someone else, here she has an outside perspective, a third party whose sole interest is making this breakup easier for the girlfriend. The electro-pop / hip-hop / synth vibe existent is also evocative of “Dancing On My Own” and of Robyn's repertoire in general.
Thanks to a brilliant marketing strategy, Robyn has been the talk of the town all year with the Body Talk series. “Dancing On My Own” ruled the dance charts internationally when it was released in June and “Call My Girlfriend” seems destined to do the same. The once radio friendly pop star has returned to the mainstream and is conquering the world stage, even though her music experiments with so many forward-thinking concepts including implementation of dubstep, synth pop, dance hall, and electronic fused hip hop beats. “Call Your Girlfriend” is riveting and boisterous, displaying that beloved Robyn swagger that only she can fabricate.
Robyn - "Call Your Girlfriend"