Robyn's alien rave invasion

21 October 2012 / 4 years 5 days ago

Source: my paperATTENDING a Robyn gig is akin to partying the night away at one heck of a rave.You see, to say the Swedish singer is a live wire on stage is an understatement. So effervescent was the lass at her first full Singapore concert that one wondered if she might have imbibed one energy drink too many.But her unrestrained onstage performance should come as no surprise, really, as the 33-year- old, whose real name is Robin Miriam Carlsson, is one of electro-pop's reigning queens.Her brand of infectious music is almost impossible not to dance along to. And the diverse crowd, from young club bunnies to older expatriates, was testament to that.The woman of the hour, who last played a showcase here in 2007, appeared at 9.10pm, sporting a futuristic pair of sunnies and dressed in a translucent-blue cropped jacket and skirt over green tights - which she would later show off periodically by lifting said skirt.Watching her onstage, as she was backed by a four-piece band in white lab coats, one felt like one was witnessing an alien invasion as the pulsating notes of We Dance To The Beat (from 2010's Body Talk) played.But, as the show progressed, and the woman twirled, gyrated and pogoed to songs like Dancing On My Own and reggae-influenced Dancehall Queen (both 2010), one was practically begging to be abducted.Though she did not speak much - except to talk about how she grew up with Swedish acts like Ace Of Base and Neneh Cherry about midway through the 85-minute show - the singer had a clear rapport with her fans. She acknowledged those frenetically dancing along, and frequently grasped the hands of those reaching up to her.After two encores, which included a near-acoustic version of Show Me Love that highlighted her gorgeous soprano, she took her leave.Robyn in a word? Fabulous.

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