On Robyn and the art of the twisted love-song

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling quite down the last few days. So, as a change from doomscrolling, I am going to write about two pop songs that I love, both by Robyn: Dancing On My Own, and Call Your Girlfriend.

Most love songs are straightforward, like ‘I want to hold your hand’ by the Beatles. It’s a basic Person A loves Person B equation. Then there is the other most…

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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.