Robinson’s “Don’t Say” Is Dreamy Electro-Pop Perfection

The Drop: Zhavia & Robinson
Your guide to New Music Friday featuring gems from Zhavia and Robinson.

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.

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