On October 26th, Robyn will finally be releasing her highly anticipated eighth album, Honey. She started teasing the album this summer with her new single, “Missing U.”
The namesake track, “Honey”, was used in an episode of Girls’ final season. Robyn explained on Instagram that the show’s writer and star, Lena Dunham, had selected “Honey” from a collection of incomplete Robyn tracks. “It wasn’t ready to be released, but I finished this version for her and Girls,” Robyn wrote. Since then, fans of Robyn and the hit HBO series have been insisting on the song’s release with the Twitter hashtag #RELEASEHONEYDAMMIT.
In February, a fan inquired about the release of “Honey” on Twitter, where Robyn responded by announcing the new album. She’s been teasing new music ever since, and at a surprise appearance at one of the Brooklyn Bowls’ recurring Robyn-themed dance parties she played Honey in its entirety for the first time. The performance was documented for a short film titled Missing U released for her new single, which explored the ability her fandom had to keep her music booming while waiting patiently for this new album.
Honey will be Robyn’s first solo album since the release of the Body Talk series in 2010, which contains hit singles “Dancing On My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend.” Be patient, dear Robyn fans. Honey is due to hit the shelves on October 26th.