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Robyn teams up with Smile for uplifting new single ‘Call My Name’

Robyn says "it was a true pleasure to record it and rave around"

By Jen Thomas

Robyn poses for the 'Honey' cover
Robyn (Picture: Press)

Robyn has teamed up with Swedish duo Smile for an upbeat but emotive new song, ‘Call My Name’.

Smile is made up of Björn Yttling from Peter, Björn and John and Joakim Åhlund of Teddybears and Caesars.

It’s not the first time Robyn and Åhlund have worked together, having collaborated before on ‘Robyn’ in 2005 and ‘Body Talk’ in 2010.

The new track is taken from Smile’s forthcoming album, called ‘Phantom Island’. It’s due for release on November 19 via Chimp Limbs.

You can hear the song below:

Robyn said in a statement: “I love singing ‘Call My Name’ and it was a true pleasure to record it and rave around in this beautiful song together with Joakim and Björn.”

The song features some very sweet lyrics and Åhlund said Robyn just made the song what it is: “We’ve had the song knocking about for quite some time, but when Robyn sang it, she really lifted it to another level. Her vocal is just packed with so much emotion.”

Ytlling added: “‘Call My Name’ is a simple song about unconditional love, and the will to try and protect the one you love from a chaotic and threatening outside world,”

He continued: “Yes, I think in mine and Björn’s case when we wrote the song we were both directing the words to a child, but I suppose one can imagine it being sung to a lover as well, or any person you feel strongly about.”

Robyn recently tweeted “Bonkers” after seeing a viral video of the Boston Red Sox team celebrating their American League Division Series victory with her hit song, ‘Dancing on My Own.’

In the video, the team are jumping up and down, singing along to the song and spraying beer everywhere.

The star also tweeted that: “Writing songs can make me feel beyond everything, no time, one with it all. The highest high.”