singer and songwriter Robyn Sherwell shares ‘A Kiss‘, the second single taken from her upcoming new album ‘Unfold’, due for release on June 18th – Stream ‘A Kiss’ hereWatch A Kiss’ Video here.Pre-order ‘Unfold’ here.
Talking about the meaning behind the song, Robyn says; ‘A kiss is a simple act, but can also mean crossing the line between friendship and something more than friendship. The song speaks to the risk of doing something that cant be undone, something that could change everything, and the floating exhilaration, fear, excitement and anticipation of that moment.‘
Robyn’s alluring vocals are set over gently rocking Wurlitzer keys, with lush electric guitar delays building up into beguiling cascading layers, giving the sense of free-falling as the line is crossed. Robyns vocal delivery is like the whispered sharing of a secret, as we hear every tiny breath and are carried on the journey into this moment, one that so many people can relate to.
The song is accompanied by a dance performance video, featuring LA based dancer Carly Blaney. The idea behind the video was born when Carly and Robyn connected via Instagram after Carly posted a video of herself dancing to Robyn’s cover of ‘Landslide’.
‘We wanted the video to be simple and allow the choreography and Carly’s talent to shine, explains Robyn. Carly’s interpretation of the song as a solo dancer perfectly connects to the lyrics. I just adore how expressive and intimate it feels. I’ve always loved how beautifully dance can convey a song’s energy and meaning., I’m so happy to have been able to collaborate with Carly to create these visuals.
Robyn Sherwell is a name that has been on the lips of tastemakers since her debut single Love Somebody became a firm favourite of Lauren Laverne‘s on BBC Radio 6 and signalled the arrival of a new heart-on-sleeve female singer-songwriter. Follow up single ‘Islander‘, a dedication to her childhood home of Guernsey, quickly secured support from Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing, catapulting Sherwell onto the latter’s stage at Glastonbury in June 2015. That same summer, her cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Landslide’ was chosen as the soundtrack to the trailer for the film ‘Suffragette’. This led to Lauren Laverne making the track her 6Music Recommends Track Of The Week, and Jo Whiley playing it twice in one show on her BBC Radio 2 show. In 2021, the emotive power of her rendition is still turning heads: having caught the attention of Airbnb, the song was placed within the film for their latest major global advertising campaign. While her original songs ‘Low‘ and ‘Love Somebody’ have been featured on the soundtrack of popular TV shows including Good Trouble and Oprah Winfrey‘s Queen Sugar.
2016 saw the release of her full-length debut album, produced by Bat For Lashes collaborator David Kosten, drawing rapturous reviews; The Guardian hailed Robyn a significant new voice. She became a PRS Momentum funded artist and her first UK headline tour culminated in a sold-out London show.Robyn’s music has amassed over 20 million cumulative streams, establishing her as a fresh standout voice in the realm of heartfelt confessional electro-pop.
After a challenging few years, during which Robyn stepped away from the limelight to focus on co-writing, and among other things becoming a mother, Robyn came back last December with her EP ‘Where Do We Go From Here’, which signals the confident return of an artist whos experienced a lot, and is never afraid to express her emotions in beautifully bruised but enveloping melodic electro soul.
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