I definitely missed the boat on this one, but it has to have an entry, simply because it’s up there with the best singles of the year. And that’s saying something, because it’s probably only the third best track on Robyn’s Body Talk Pt. 1 (the first of three mini-albums she’s putting out this year). The Diplo-produced cod-reggae genius (two word not often found in close proximity) of Dancehall Queen and the lyrically spot-on Cry When You Get Older are both far superior. But this is still amazing. But then then that’s Robyn for you.
There’s also a phenomenal who’s of who of everything remix package out there for the single, a couple of samples of which are available behind the cut. ‘Jakwob remix’ is effectively to 2010 what ‘Fred Falke remix’ was to 2009, ie an indication of unquestionable quality. As a bonus, you get one of each below.
She plays at Heaven in London on June 17th. I can’t wait.