Robinson’s “Don’t Say” Is Dreamy Electro-Pop Perfection
New Zealand’s Robinson established herself as One To Watch last year when “Nothing To Regret” exploded on Spotify (80 million+ streams). Since then, the singer/songwriter has dropped a smattering of stellar pop songs including “Medicine” and “Karma.” She returned to New Music Friday last week with her best single yet. Co-written with Fred Gibson and produced by Sam De Jong, “Don’t Say” is melancholy electro-pop perfection. “I left a message on your phone I was by myself, feeling numb and alone,” Robinson begins the song over dreamy synths.
After spilling her feelings, Anna (her first name) comes to a decision on the chorus. “Don’t say you still love ’cause I might just believe you,” she sings. “And I don’t need another reason to stay.” What inspired the song? “It’s about a love that was once so strong and so bright and overtime the flame burns out — but the familiarity of that love still remains,” Robinson explains. “Don’t Say” is the latest single from the newcomer’s much-anticipated debut EP, Watching You. Listen to the future hit below.