The 5-minute Interview: Robyn, musician

'My Dr Martens are cool'
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The Swedish singer-songwriter, 28, had a number of top ten dance hits in the mid-1990s before vanishing from the international radar. This year has marked her comeback; the single 'With Every Heartbeat' went straight to number one and was followed by the platinum-selling album, 'Robyn'.



If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be...

Doing my emails. Sometimes I feel like I could answer emails until I die.



A phrase I use far too often...

"You know", you know? See! I say it all the time.



I wish people would take more notice of...

My Dr Martens. They're cool and dangerous with steel toe caps.



The most surprising thing that happened to me was...

That I was able to make my last record and that people really got into it.



A common misperception of me is...

That I'm tall. I'm really short.



I am not a politician but...

I would say I'm a feminist. I don't make political music, but I'm a young woman in a Western society so my music is going to be influenced by that.



I'm good at...

Playing Tetris. I go through periods when I play Tetris all the time.



I'm very bad at...

Being on time. I'm always late for meetings. But I'm never late for shows.



The ideal night out is...

At a place where a good DJ is playing so I can dance. I'm a good DJ. Actually an ideal night out is when I'm DJing and hanging with my friends.



In moments of weakness I...

Have a cigarette. Or I call my mother.



The best age to be is...

28. My life is better than ever right now.

Ida Bergstrom

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