Domestic life with artificial intelligence and a white bed dominate the screen for Röyksopp’s new single “The Girl & The Robot,” which also stars Swedish singer Robyn.
The Norwegian duo employs more of a club anthem mixed with slight techno tendencies for the song, which will be released in stores next month. It starts out with a haunting and hooking electro powerhouse with Robyn’s sweet-like vocals stating “I go mental every time you leave for work” and asking when her beloved he-bot will be home.
The song is the second single taken from Röyksopp’s new album Junior, which also features guests Lykke Li and Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife/Fever Ray). The video marks the first time band members Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge appear in their own video, of who we had great pleasure trying to spot.
Robyn, who borrows a bit from the La Roux handbook to hair styles and lounges around in a futuristic cocktail dress, looks pensive for much of the video. What happens when you fall in love with your pre-ordered robot man? What happens when he does landscaping outside? What happens when a pregnancy test is involved? Watch below and see if these Europeans are really predicting the future.
Röyksopp Featuring Robyn – “The Girl & The Robot”