Robyn has announced that she has to step down from headlining the upcoming Way Out West, Bergen Fest and PiPfest festivals.
The Swedish singer-songwriter took to Twitter earlier today (February 1) to break the news.
“It’s an understatement to say I was looking forward to headlining Way Out West, Pip and Bergen Fest this summer, but circumstances have changed and unfortunately I won’t be able to do that this year. I’m so sorry for that,” she wrote.
In a follow-up tweet, Robyn cushioned the blow for fans by updating them on the status of her new music.
“But there are a lot of exciting things to come and even if it takes a little longer, I can’t wait to see you again when my new album is ready,” she wrote. “I’ve missed playing for you so much and I still plan to get back on tour as soon as possible. All my love, Robyn.
But there are a lot of exciting things to come and even if it takes a little longer, I can’t wait to see you again when my new album is ready. I’ve missed playing for you so much and I still plan to get back on tour as soon as possible. All my love, Robyn
— Robyn (@robynkonichiwa) February 1, 2022
Robyn’s latest new music was last October’s “Call My Name”, her collaboration with Swedish duo Smile.
“I love singing ‘Call My Name’, and it was a real pleasure to record it and rave about this beautiful song with Joakim and Björn,” Robyn said of the track when it was released.
Smile – consisting of Björn Yttling (Peter, Björn and John) and Joakim Åhlund (Teddybears, Caesars) – released their latest album, “Phantom Island”, in November via Chimp Limbs.
Robyn and Åhlund have previously collaborated together on debut albums “Robyn” (2005) and “Body Talk” (2010).
Elsewhere, Lorde spoke about Robyn’s influence on her career and the cameo the Swedish singer did on her new album ‘Solar Power’.
In a recent interview with NMELorde explained how Robyn’s emotional intelligence as a songwriter influenced her.
“I think there’s so much room in Robyn’s world to be a hot mess or to be this kind of ball of emotions spurting out in all directions,” Lorde said. NME.
“I’m thinking of a song like ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ – she’s not in a traditional hero role; she tells someone to break up with his girlfriend so he can be with her. But she also has a huge amount of empathy for this other woman – that’s some really big complex adult shit to tackle on a dancefloor banger!”