With a wink to her ’90s hits “Do You Know (What It Takes)” and “Show Me Love,” magnetic performer Robyn has paired up once again with one of her very first producers, Max Martin, on aptly-titled upcoming Body Talk track “Time Machine.” And—thank the music gods—the result is every bit the wave of all-out pop bliss you’d expect to be pummeled with from such a reunion. Hop in your DeLorean and listen below!
“I remember the words, how I said them so they would hurt / But then I regret my actions,” Robyn laments on the giddy, pulsing dance-pop tornado that is “Time Machine.”
Robyn spoke recently to the Miami New Times blog about teaming up with Martin again, over 14 years after they first hunkered down in the studio together:
“Me and Martin stayed friends of the years. I’ve been thinking about working with him again. We’ve been talking about it for the last five years. We hadn’t really found the right song. But now it just clicked and it felt like a really good time to do something with Martin again. The success we had together in the mid-’90s was not only my first success but one of Martin’s first bigger hits in America. I love the fact that I’m getting to work with one of the biggest producers in the world. Also, it’s maybe showing people I’m not afraid of my past. For me, making a beautiful song is what I’m obsessed with. And ‘Time Machine,’ which is the song I recorded with Martin, is amazing and I’m really happy that we were able to put it on the album.”
As for finding the right song for the two Swedes to tackle, we have to agree that “Time Machine” is just that. (After all, can you picture her belting out “3″, “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” or perhaps “So What”?)
Just one request, though, Max and Robyn—don’t make us hold our breath for over a decade again for further collaborations. Especially since you’re already off to such a grand start this second time around.
Body Talk is out November 22.