After the success of Robyn's debut album, 1995's Robyn is Here, the pop star faded from the American pop charts. In a new interview with the New York Times, the singer opened up about the reason her second album, 1999's My Truth, wasn't released in the US. According to Robyn, the album's subject matter was too heavy for America.
Its follow-up, "My Truth," didn't make it to the States, partly because Robyn included songs she wrote about having an abortion. "You can't really talk about stuff like that in America, or you couldn't at the time," she said. "Not if you were an 18-year-old pop star." Her 2002 LP, "Don't Stop the Music," was likewise only released outside the United States.
Robyn also discussed her new album with the Times, and what it means to age as a female artist in pop. "At what point should pop careers end, I asked Robyn," writes Caryn Ganz. "I think you either end it, or you keep evolving," says Robyn. "You might not want to evolve in the public eye. But I think that's what it takes." Robyn, clearly, chose to evolve.