Robyn Covers Alicia Keys’ “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” On BBC1

Idolator Staff / June 16, 2010

You already know we’re OBSESSED with Robyn, and we’re stoked that her just-released Body Talk Pt. 1 has drawn raves. Now we would never tell Robyn what to do (she doesn’t really like it), but if we were ever going to suggest something, it might well be, “Hey, would be maybe consider singing an Alicia Keys cover sometime?” Guess what, fembots? Robyn visited BBC1’s Live Lounge this week, and delivered an amazing live cover of “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart”. Listen below.

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We’ve always thought Robyn’s vocals convey a certain weathered soulfulness (and Keri Hilson kind of agrees with us). And just as all of us Robyn stans suspected, she wraps that voice beautifully around Alicia’s heart-breaking R&B balladry.

Robyn also performed her bittersweet club monster “Dancing On My Own”. We have to wonder whether Robyn will be adding the cover to her set list when she heads out on the All Hearts tour with Kelis, on her own dates or at the Pitchfork Music Festival — not that we’d, you know, ask her to.

Photo via BBC1