Robyn covers 'Last Christmas' by Wham! on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

Swedish pop star performed a stripped-back rendition of the hit Eighties track

Roisin O'Connor
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Wednesday 05 December 2018 08:19
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Robyn sings 'Last Christmas' in a BBC Live Lounge session
Robyn sings 'Last Christmas' in a BBC Live Lounge session

Robyn has covered Wham!’s famous song "Last Christmas" for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

The Swedish pop star performed a stripped-back rendition of the hit Eighties track, as she hailed the late George Michael as her "hero". She also sang a reworked version of her single "Honey" during the session.

Watch the BBC Live Lounge session, below:

Robyn released her new album Honey in October, marking her first full-length studio release in eight years.

Honey was named as one of The Independent's best albums of 2018. In a review, our critic said the new record "glows with a bittersweet sensuality".

"Producers Klas Ahlund and Joe Mount (Metronomy) have kept core elements of classic Nineties Robyn – vocals hunting the heart through a crowd of house beats and big blocky organ chords – but given them a modern twist in little kicks of off-pitch bleeping or scratchy samples of mobile phone conversation."

Robyn’s European tour begins in Norway on 5 February and will resume in April, concluding with two nights at London’s Alexandra Palace

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