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Robyn says it's time to start writing new material

By Steve Holden
Newsbeat entertainment reporter

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image captionRobyn says she can't write music whilst she's on tour

Swedish star Robyn says it is finally time to start writing new material again after more than two years of touring.

"Touring and writing doesn't work," the singer said. "I'm coming off the road so I can release something quicker."

Robyn's been performing solidly since the release of her three Body Talk albums in 2010.

"Everyone's asking when there will be new stuff: The labels I work with, the fans, the journalists."

"To be honest, I'm just happy someone cares."

She was speaking before a one-off gig at Brixton in London, part of a mini-tour to close promotion on Body Talk.

"I honestly didn't expect to tour this year but I wanted to come back one last time before I go back into the studio."

There's currently no date set for the release of a new album.

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image captionRobyn released three albums in one year in 2010

"I've been trying to write new stuff but as soon as another tour comes up, my ideas go out of my head. I start thinking about rehearsals instead."

When asked to pick one highlight of her two years on the road, she chooses three.

"I'd say it's a gig we did at Radio City Hall in New York, my first ever gig in New Zealand and the Coachella festival in California."

In addition to the solo tours, she supported Katy Perry and Coldplay.

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image captionRobyn has supported Coldplay and Katy Perry

There, the audiences were far different than what she was used to.

"I remember seeing some of the girls on the front row of the Coldplay gigs as I did all my rowdy moves. You could see some of their jaws dropping as if to say 'what's she doing?'.

"Hopefully they got to experience something new."

As for any fans hoping for at least one new song soon, she admitted there's no spare material that didn't make it on to the Body Talk albums.

"When you make three albums, there are no leftovers," she laughs.

Since the release of Body Talk, Robyn has been nominated for both a Brit Award and several Grammys.

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