Between The Lines

Album: Honey (2018)
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Songfacts®:

  • This playful '90s dance song is centered around a keyboard-based rhythmic pattern. It was something that Robyn came up with when she was playing around. Her co-producer Klas Åhlund got into it, and they freestyled the whole song. "Sometimes you imitate stuff until you make something of your own," Robyn told Pitchfork.
  • The song's music video was filmed by Cody Critcheloe of the multimedia collective SSION during a wild four-day visit to Ibiza. It finds Robyn exploring the sights and sounds of the party island, which included her BBC Radio 1 comeback gig.

    In a press release, Critcheloe said that the "intimate, messy, sweaty, silly, and slightly voyeuristic" clip was inspired by Wham!'s "Club Tropicana."

    He added: "Making this video with [Robyn] allowed for a lot of playfulness in embracing the extremes of being in a place like Ibiza… the aggressive tackiness of tourist culture slapped up against the serene beach vibes… it reminded me of when I first started making videos on a mini DV camera – no pretense, DIY, run & gun… just being in the moment.

    We also wanted to keep the edit rude and leave in a lot of the in-camera audio of us giggling, talking and screaming - just a complete disregard for pop music video formalities to create something that feels very fun and alive."

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