The man with the falsetto is back! And this time he’s wearing a fat suit and carrying some strong advice: Love your body.

Robin drives the subject of body dysmorphia home in the video for his new single, “Body Language”. It’s a subject close to his heart, as Robin has battled weight issues, particularly at the start of his career. The video is largely disconnected to the song lyrics, and runs the risk of mocking people struggling with their weight. But we know that’s not his intention. Robin hopes to show that you can love life and yourself regardless of your weight.

The song itself is a bit disappointing. It takes inspiration from the Scissor Sisters, is doused in 70s disco and sees Stjernberg wailing and panting over heavy electronics. It’s overly produced—yet the lyrics remain barely audible. When his falsetto hits its peak, it borders on annoying.

It’s always a struggle to package and sell an artist, and on this number Team Stjernberg have gotten it terribly wrong. If he wants to keep his Eurovision momentum going, he should really consider switching direction. Don’t look to the 70s. Let’s move it forward…

Rating: 2.5/5

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BODY LANGUAGE LYRICS 

I got soul in my stride, aoh
I’m like violet on vacation, leaving all the blues behind, aoh
I’m just sipping on some good time, sticking to the plus size
Come on and get together with this, do you own it like I own it
I’m a bit of first class, watch me like a broadcast

Come and get together with this, do you feel it like I feel it
You know I’m what I mean, just read my body language
Ehh ohhh ohh, get on and talk that talk
Read my body language, ehh ohhh ohh
Head on and walk that walk, read my body language
Dangdidangdang (x4)

Oh pretty woman, this could be a problem
Dangdidandang (x4)

Get on and talk that talk, a-a am walking on air, aoh
I don’t need a single dollar, to feel like millionaire, aoh
I’m just soaking up the sunshine, sending out the bright times

Come and get together with this, do you feel it like I feel it
You know what I mean ’cause, ehhh ohhh ohh
Get on and talk that talk, read my body language, ehh ohhh oh
Head on and walk that walk, read my body language
Dangdidangdang (x4)

Oh pretty woman, this could be a problem
Dangdidandang (x4)

Watch me walk away, read my body languageeeeee
Ehhh ohhh ohh
Get on and talk that talk, read my body language
Ehhh ohhh ohh
Head on an walk that walk, read my body language
Dangdidandang (x4)

Oh pretty woman, this could be a problem
Dangdidandang (x4)
Read my body language
Ehhh ohhh ohh

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Jaz
Jaz
7 years ago

I don’t think this song is disappointing at all. I was expecting the video to be better, and I don’t think that disconnection from the lyrics is a good thing, but the song is great IMO. After ‘You’ and the rock-pop/ballads on Pieces, Robin’s showing his versatility yet again and I love it!!

Just being honest
Just being honest
7 years ago

It may sound disappointing to some but this song actually went to #1 in Sweden wow lol

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

Robin should focus on his music and not on being under the Eurovision umbrella, because being under it has never really helped anybody to achieve anything that remarkable except maybe for Loreen ….We may not appreciate his entire repertoire and music choices but if soul music or 70s sounds are his influences it’s none of our business to judge or even dare to state what he should or should not be doing musicallywise. This kid is way better than a lot of crap that comes up in both MF and ESC.

vvg
vvg
7 years ago

I don’t agree with the review at all, sorry. 70’s are in-style now, look at Kimbra’s whole new album. IMO, his falsetto isn’t annoying like at all, I actually like it very much. But hey – everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I respect yours 😉 Just givin you mine.