Robyn

Robyn har min udelte oppmerksomhet – til og med på dansegulvet. Jeg digger musikken hun lager og jeg digger budskapet. Dagens kvinnekonge holder på sitt i drakampen med plateselskapet og lar ikke kommersielle interesser korrumpere det hun har lyst til å kommunisere.

Her er et eksempel på artistisk standhaftighet og holdning over underholdning:

The album My Truth was released on May 17, 1999 in Sweden, with releases elsewhere in the continent following. The single «Electric» was a huge smash across Europe, and propelled My Truth to no. 2 in Sweden. My Truth was a poignantly autobiographical release for Robyn, and included the tracks «Universal Woman» and «Giving You Back» which emotively explained her secret abortion. The album did achieve synonymous acclaim, and critics remarked on Robyn’s seamless evolution as an artist.

Robyn’s record company, RCA, publicised their intention to release her subsequent efforts in the United States. However, following the release of My Truth in Sweden, her record company reconsidered as they didn’t feel the market would be receptive to her new sound. Following discussion between RCA Sweden and their American counterpart, there were plans for My Truth to be partially re-recorded with US-radio friendly production. Robyn was uncomfortable with the prospect and valued her artistic credibility above her record company’s advice, and so My Truth was not released in the United States.

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Cyndi Lauper: ‘Bring ya to the Brink’

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Cyndi Lauper er kvinnekongelig! Skulle jeg brukt alle døgnets timer på stylen min (ca 48 timer i et kvinnedøgn), så skulle jeg valgt bort skinheadlooken, hip hop shortyfaktene, bohemelegansen, hjemmefrøkencomforten, clubthrashen og whatever. Jeg skulle vært alt på en gang, ved å se til ms. Lauper. Ikke alle kan takle denne eklektismen, men jeg drister meg til å blande rødt og rosa på grunn av denne dama. Continue reading «Cyndi Lauper: ‘Bring ya to the Brink’»