SONG OF THE WEEK: Impact by SG Lewis, Robyn & Channel Tres (week beginning 21/8/20)


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What do you get if you introduce arguably the world’s most exciting pop star of the moment to a British singer-songwriter and a Compton rapper/producer?

  • Read on for reasons including why Impact is the sound of this summer’s dancefloors

Robyn’s renowned for her biggest hit Dancing On Your Own and that couldn’t be further from the truth as here she’s joined immediately by a potential suitor.

This is an unconventional duet stretching to almost five minutes between Swede Robyn and Los Angeles rapper/producer Channel Tres with British singer-songwriter, musician and record producer SG Lewis bringing the beats.

The song is bass heavy with Channel Tres prefacing his play with: ‘Don’t you know I’m from the ghetto’ while they both later sing: ‘I put my guard up on you, I know you can’t resist.’

Robyn has the most melodic part of the song with words mirroring the excitement of the tune: ‘Baby you move in a spirit, you make me hit that high and I like it. You make me hit that high like a rocket, Oh I wanna taste it.’

Signalling the end of the song Robyn offers ‘That’s enough for now’ over and over towards the track’s conclusion.

We last saw Robyn live at the Alexandra Palace in 2019 and she proved that, although it had been almost a decade since the album for which she is best known, she still commands a committed fanbase and, more importantly, she can absolutely still deliver the songs for which she is best known live.

Impact is very much a side project of which Robyn undertakes often which is just as well because the waits between her regular albums can seem like far too long.

We wrote last year that Robyn appears to have no interest in repeating herself and so she continues to prove.

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