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

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

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    June 12, 2010
    Happy Birthday Robyn!

    “Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of
    victory.” “You’re never beaten until you admit it.” “If everyone is
    thinking alike, someone isn’t thinking.”

    General George C. Patton

    exhilaration n. The state of being stimulated, refreshed, or elated: Robyn’s fembot , booty application, hot mama is now a new state. Somebody design a flag and put it on the map. I have a train to catch.

    You have proven to the world that going independent was shire brilliance!
    You are a true patriot to your country of Sweden and to all your fans around the world.
    You are ready and willing to sing and entertain to a little crowd on a sidewalk, and to a mass roaring crowd in a Colosseum, with the same measure of perfection.
    God Bless you and your family, and God keep you safe in all your traveling.
    p.s “You are no Gummi Bear!”
    Riverside Calif.