Robyn Loau makes a welcome return to the Australian pop scene this week with her exquisite new single, "She Devil". As a former member of the legendary Girlfriend, Robyn is a veritable Australian pop icon. In fact, the blurb accompanying this release claims that Robyn has sold over 500,000 records in Australia (which includes her solo career, Girlfriend and various world music collaborations). I have my fingers crossed that Robyn's comeback will see a continuation of her previous success - despite the minimal promotion and non-existent radio airplay for the single. Robyn is simply too talented to remain lost in the swampy waters of the Australian live music scene.
"She Devil" is a perfect example of why Robyn Loau deserves to be massive. The song exudes class with every delicate beat. "She Devil" is quite a musical progression for Robyn. The original version is an eerie mid-tempo pop song, underscored with electro-bleeps and even a tinge of jazz. The song also boasts gorgeous lyrics and subtle production. I just worry that it isn't instant enough for a first single. The first time I heard it, I thought "She Devil" was terrible. Now, I'm absolutely hooked. I would love to share the superior radio version but the song is being released this week and I would hate to be responsible for anyone not purchasing the single. Instead, I have uploaded one of the many remixes. As usual, Rok Coalition delivers one of the best.
You can hear the original version of the song in the stunning video clip, which was filmed at the 12 Apostles. Robyn looks absolutely stunning as a sea siren and the photography is beautiful. If only they had put as much effort into the nasty single cover.
If you like what you hear, please order the single from Chaos. It will be $5 well spent!