Personnel includes: Robyn, Jeanette, Solderholm, Mogge Sseruwagi (vocals); Picks Sjoholm, Mattias Thorell, Henrik Jansson (guitar); Per "Rusk Trask" Johansson (saxophone); Ronny Farsund (horns); Goran Kajfes (trumpet); Falcon (keyboards, programming); Niklas, Pal Svenre (keyboards); M. F. (drum programming); Joe Watts (background vocals).
Producers: Ulf Lindstrom, Johan Ekhe, Denniz Pop, Max Martin.
Not satisfied with the sugary, obvious, and squeaky-clean music that tends to send Swedish groups up the charts every few years, Stockholm native Robyn decided instead to follow a more soulful musical path, giving her debut LP, ROBYN IS HERE a more urban, R&B-influenced sound. Vocally, she has learned her lessons well, moving deftly from breathy staccato stylings to smooth, close harmonies far more reminiscent of En Vogue than of Abba. Producers Ulf Lindstrom and Johan Ekhe give ROBYN IS HERE a deep, heavy groove, funky arrangements and a full, up-front sound. Her lyrics, lovelorn and angry beyond her years (she was 16 when this album was recorded), demand respect as much as romance - Robyn tempers her vulnerable nature with a disarming confidence. Suddenly, soul music from Sweden doesn't seem like such a strange idea.