We are reasonably certain that there is no way to improve on an existing piece of Robyn’s pop perfection. That’s why we’re glad Rye Rye kept some of the Swedish pixie’s vocals intact on her reinterpretation of Robyn’s “Be Mine” — and we’re totally game for an homage like that. The sunny 20-year-old spits lovelorn rhymes over the “Call Your Girlfriend” artist’s angsty 2005 single, keeping the heartbroken vibe and transforming it into an R&B-flavored jam, with the soon-to-be California Dreamer herself still rocking the chorus. Check it out below.
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We’re definitely into the Baltimore rapper’s revamp of an older Robyn tune, since with all the brilliant music from Body Talk, we’d practically forgotten this oldie-but-goodie. Welcome back, “Be Mine”!
“Never Will Be Mine” is the second single from Rye Rye’s as-yet-unreleased debut album, Go! Pop! Bang.