Fembot

Album: Body Talk Pt 1 (2010)
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  • This radio-friendly Pop anthem was released as a promotional single from Swedish electro-pop singer-songwriter Robyn's fifth album, Body Talk Pt. 1. Thanks to strong sales and frequent airplay, the song reached #3 on the Swedish Singles Chart and #10 on the Norwegian Singles Chart.
  • On the surface, this song appears to be about turning 30 and contemplating children, however Robyn told Stereogum she thinks of the song is a bit more complex. "People expect things of you, like kids and like marriage, and I found myself just thinking of that a lot while making this record, so the song is about that in a way, but it's also fun," she said. "I'm playing around with the concept of being a woman, and what it means to physically be able to carry kids, but at the same time that's not always what you see yourself as."
  • Robyn explores in this song the idea of a futuristic synthetic mate. Spinner UK asked the singer if she is a sci-fi nerd? She replied: "Totally, I'm a nerd for sure. But for me, writing about robots, I'm not trying to predict the future or anything. It's more like, it's a nice metaphor -- it's more about the human condition for me than talking about robots. But of course in a song like 'Fembot' it's also fun to use those words, and you can play around with them and it's a lot easier to understand than if I wrote a song about political issues or women's bodies. It's trying to put it in a context so that people can understand what I mean. And dance to it too."
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