Robyn Works On New LP, Remixes El Perro Del Mar, Sings With Sting’s Daughter

The lovable pop of Love Is Not Pop may have been somewhat overlooked this year, although El Perro Del Mar’s got fans in high places helping to rectify the situation with folks from Beirut, Fuck Buttons, and Arcade Fire singling out Sarah Assbring’s seven-song set as one of the year’s high water marks. The year-end honors continue today, where Pop’s premiere single earns the distinction of being the first song by another artist to get a remix from countrymate/pop-goddess Robyn aka Rakamonie. Robyn fans will recognize the alias, and also be glad to know that she’s finally back in the studio, reconvening with the Swedish men that helped make Robyn a masterstroke (Andreas Kleerup and Teddybears’ Klas Åhlund) and, awesomely, Diplo (via P4K). Imagine the possibilities, admire the changes to the heart of “Change Of Heart” (including a fresh infusion of dance beats and supplementary Robyn vocals), check out a video of Robyn with Sting’s daughter, Coco.

El Perro Del Mar – “Change Of Heart (Rakamonie Remix)” (MP3)

The original:

El Perro Del Mar – “Change Of Heart” (MP3)

Not enough Sweden for you? Here’s the El Perro Del Tour, all dates with Taken by Trees:
02/14 – World Café @ Philadelphia, PA
02/16 – Le Poisson Rouge @ New York, NY
02/17 – Knitting Factory @ Brooklyn, NY
02/19 – Cambridge Family YMCA -\@ Cambridge, MA
02/20 – Il Motore @ Montreal, QB
02/21 – The Mod Club @ Toronto, ON
02/22 – Lincoln Hall @ Chicago, IL
02/23 – Cedar Cultural Center @ Minneapolis, MN
02/26 – The Triple Door @ Seattle, WA
02/27 – Biltmore Cabaret @ Vancouver, BC
02/28 – Doug Fir Lounge @ Portland, OR
03/02 – Café du Nord @ San Francisco, CA
03/03 – Troubadour @ Los Angeles, CA

And here’s Robyn with Sting’s daughter, Coco (via mypoproks). Looks like dad!