The reigning Queen of underground pop music has announced details concerning the last installment in her truly epic Body Talk series today. The singer confirmed everyone’s speculations that an electrtonically orgasmic reworking of the last acoustic track on Part 2, entitled “Indestructible” would serve as Part 3‘s lead single.
Robyn also revealed the track’s cover art (seen above) which will accompany the single as it is released to the public on November 22nd of this year.
Although all of this comes as infinitely exciting as the second coming of Christ (well…to me, at least) I can’t help but feel underwhelmed by the last bit of information we’ve been given about the LP; it’s actually more of an EP. The complete “album” will include 15 tracks, only 5 of which will be new. The remaining 10 will be the “best” tracks from Part 1 and Part 2.
All gripes aside, though, I think we’re seeing something truly epic happening here that’s reflective of major shifts in the way we’re going to see music released. The trend that was popularized (notice I didn’t say “started by”) by Lady Gaga last year with her 8-track holy grail of music, The Fame Monster, is definitely trickling down through the industry. Kelis released a 9-track album earlier this year, and each of Robyn’s Body Talk albums have been short and sweet (ranging from 6-8 “new” tracks each). And not one of them felt in the least bit rushed or unfinished; completely cohesive, brilliant albums that went above and beyond being short but sweet. I say bring on the more frequent short EP’s…hell, established artists have a hard enough time selling complete albums as it is nowadays *cough* Bionic *cough*.
Look for Body Talk: Part 3 on November 29th.