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Robyn Released Elusive Single ‘Honey’ and the Internet Went Wild

It’s going to be a competition between “Honey” Twitter and “A Star Is Born” Twitter.


The Swedish singer Robyn (Miriam Carlsson) performs live concert at Roskilde Festival 2010 and is here pictured live on stage during her show
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After two years of anticipation and fan thirst, Robyn, Sweden’s high-pop shaman, finally decided to unleash her highly coveted new track “Honey” to the masses about a year and half after it was first teased with Lena Dunham’s assistance.

It’s been a long time coming for the pop icon who hadn’t released new solo music in eight years until she dropped “Missing U” in early August—a disco-infused sad song that ruminated on loss. Robyn premiered the second single from her forthcoming album on Wednesday on Annie Mac’s BBC 1 radio show.

Fans were obviously thrilled about the fact that the song was seeing the light of day—so much so that its release was met with crying, meme making, and anticipation for the next time they could dance to it at a club.

“Honey” debuted for the first time in late 2016 during the final season of Girls. Lena Dunham had reached out to Robyn, asking if she might make a song specifically for the final season of the series. Because she was already working on new music, she decided to take on the project. Robyn sent some ideas to Dunham, who picked out what would be the first iteration of “Honey.” After the episode aired, fans wanted to know when and where they could hear the full version of the track. But Robyn decided to keep it close to her for a while. Fans became antsy for the final cut of “Honey” and more music, beginning to question her regularly about what happened to the song. At one point there was even the hashtag for it: #RELEASEHONEYDAMNIT.

The final version of “Honey” is a sultry combination of classic house and melancholic pop, but it’s not the same track heard on Girls in 2016. Some fans were displeased by that.

Fans won’t have much time to be upset, because Robyn’s album is coming Oct. 26, and there are nine hot dance-pop tracks to enjoy.

Scandinavia: Where It Girls, Royals and Pop Icons Cross Paths

Norway native Celine Aagaard, the former editor-in-chief of STYLEmag, takes a quick Fashion Week break at the Nobis Hotel Copenhagen in chic black and white.

Photo by @celineaagaard_.

Kate Middleton (in a faux fur hat, in case you’re wondering) slammed a hockey puck during her visit to a Bandy hockey event in Stockholm.

Photo by @kensingtonroyal.

Swedish pop icon Robyn in the studio. Hopefully she’s working on a follow-up album to Body Talk because, let’s be honest, it’s been way too long since we’ve had new Robyn music in our ears.

Photo by @robynkonichiwa

Pop singer Astrid S, who has collaborated with Shawn Mendes and The Vamps and toured with Troye Sivan, posed in front of the mountains in Ålesund, Norway.

Photo by @astridsofficial.

Musician Zara Larsson, who you may know from collaborations with Clean Bandit, David Guetta and Ty Dollar Sign, attended the Swedish Elle gala at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm in January.

Photo by @zaralarsson.

The rebellious Cajsa Wessberg, who in addition to a career as a model is also an artist and illustrator, posed backstage at Stockholm Fashion Week with Yoyo Nasty.

Photo by @cajsawessberg.

Linda Hallberg, a makeup artist with her own cult cosmetics line of unapologetically bold colors, showed her makeup prowess at Stockholm Fashion Week in Sweden.

Photo by @lindahallberg.

Amanda Norgaard, a model who once inspired The Vaccines to write a song in her honor, shared a Super Blood Moon selfie ahead of a “full moon cacao ceremony” in Denmark.

Photo by @amandanorgaard_.

Fashion editor Darja Barannik, born in Russia but raised in Norway, took a moment to snap this picture in between shows at Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Photo by @darjabarannik.

Janka Polliani, a moteblogger (or fashion blogger as we say in English), took a street style snap with some friends, including Barannik, for Copenhagen Fashion Week.

Photo by @polliani.

Style star Annabel Rosendahl looked perfect in nearly all pink at Copenhagen Fashion Week, proving the color is still a global millennial favorite. Her bag is by local favorite brand Boyy.

Photo by @annabelrosendahl.

Last but not least, Prince William and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, both future monarchs, took a stroll after lunch in front of the Royal Palace.

Photo by @kungahuset.
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