Röyksopp & Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ has become this Summer’s most talked about record and live show, garnering worldwide critical praise, a sold-out tour and chart success.
As Röyksopp & Robyn come to the end of their DIA tour they bid farewell with the release of their final video – for the epic 10-minute long track ‘Monument’, the inspiring mini-album opener.
Director Max Vitali created a weightless and timeless space by shooting on a wire-based camera, drawing the viewer in on a journey of self discovery, a central theme throughout the song. The video was produced by VICE + Intel’s The Creators Project.
Sometimes, album cuts (or in this case, an EP cut) are overlooked by their bouncier, more radio-friendly fellow tracks. Robyn and Röyksopp’s EP, Do It Again, has one blockbuster hit, but this is not it. “Monument” is a more demure tune on the offering.
Mood-electronica at its best, the track comes with extra minutes latched onto it to emulate a journey (a sonic one, if you would like to avoid the metaphor), from which a robust lyrical statement stems. It stands as a gravestone anthem, with lyrics that are direct, yet very affective about ones accomplishments. It is an amazing song that could be a single should a radio edit surface. The additional beats towards the end are scrumptious, but are not for the pop format listener. Have a listen and tell us what you think! Continue reading
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