Robin Stjernberg’s new single ‘Body Language’ thumps to life with a set of JT-heavy riffs. It feels very reminiscent of Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 era material, but it’s been blended with the vocal gymnastics of the Scissor Sisters for a catchy pop result.

And while it’s a good start, I’m afraid the song quickly starts to grate. “Walking on air, I don’t need a single dollar to feel like a millionaire,” Robin says. The overwhelming joy is quite sickening. Also the falsetto, which we previously heard in his Eurovision entry “You”, gets dizzyingly high at points—and that’s not a good thing. Screeching that high just sets Robin up for a fall. His voice has always been stronger when kept in its mid-range.

Bouncy is definitely the word for the song. The subtle R&B nods might look toward a direction for the future, but “Body Language” leaves Stjernberg rooted in the pop landscape where he’s most comfortable. Reigning in some of the vocal runs would have been a wise decision, though, and the song could really display a little more originality. “You” tingled with individuality but this barely fizzles.

Score: 2.5/5

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Charles
Charles
6 years ago

A nice tune but not as good as some of the tracks of his Pieces album. But “You” will always be quite iconic in some way: even if a lot of people hated for so many reasons not even related to the song itself (like …how could an Andra Chansen song win this? What is that silly dancing happening on stage? etc.) It was actually nice that this less favourable review on this new song, actually allowed its reviewer to be sympathetic towards “You”, quite surprising and a bit ironic.

David
David
6 years ago

I like the song

Reglect
Reglect
6 years ago

I’m a very big fan, but i have to say i’m kinda dissapointed.

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

I like it, a lot! (: A lot better than what he has been releasing lately.