The Girl and the Robot
by Röyksopp (featuring Robyn)

  • As the title suggests, this '80s style uptempo track tells the tale of an ill-fated romance between a girl and a robot.
  • This song features Swedish singer Robyn. Junior also features guest vocals from several other Scandinavian sirens, including Robyn's fellow Swedes Lykke Li and Karin Dreijer Andersson and Anneli Drecker, from Röyksopp's home city of Tromso. Torbjørn Brundtland of Royksopp explained to The Independent March 13, 2009: "All of these woman are singers who have taken control of their careers, admirable woman with strong opinions. On a nerdy, trainspotter level we like the way their vocal cords vibrate, but we also wanted co-writers; people we could invite into our universe and have fun with."
  • Svein Berge of Royksopp explained to The Guardian June 5, 2009 why this floor-filler about a woman who misses her robot partner works so powerfully: "First of all, we all seem to have a thing for that robotic thematic, if you will. Perhaps it is because we are kids of the 80s. Maybe we have that keyboard fetish, that intrinsic feeling, built into our very DNA."
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