Today, May 5th singer and songwriter Robyn Sherwell teases more new music with Bare Minimum, taken from her upcoming new album Unfold due on June 18th – Stream ‘Bare Minimum’ here –
Alongside the studio track, Robyn shares the video of the official live version of the single –Watch ‘Bare Minimum’ Live Video here The live video performance shows Robyns confident presence and commanding vocals, adding a dynamic stage dimension to the more intimate studio version.
Co-written with Robyn’s friend and fellow female artist Litening, the songs mid-tempo, Massive Attack-style drums loop, depict the monotony of a relationship that seems to have lost its way, whilst the lyrics implore for something more than this, bare minimum. Talking about the meaning behind the song, Robyn says; its a song that embodies a craving for something more than the bare minimum in a relationship that seems to have lost its way.
Robyn Sherwell is a name that has been on the lips of tastemakers since her debut single Love Somebody became a firm favourite of Lauren Lavernes on BBC Radio 6 and signalled the arrival of a new heart-on-sleeve female singer-songwriter. Follow up single Islander, a dedication to her childhood home of Guernsey, quickly secured support from Huw Stephens and BBC Introducing, catapulting Sherwell onto the latters stage at Glastonbury in June 2015. That same summer, her cover of Fleetwood Macs Landslide was chosen as the soundtrack to the trailer for the film Suffragette. This led to Lauren Laverne making the track her 6Music Recommends Track Of The Week, and Jo Whiley playing it twice in one show on her BBC Radio 2 show. In 2021, the emotive power of her rendition is still turning heads: having caught the attention of Airbnb, the song was placed within the film for their latest major global advertising campaign. While her original songs Low and Love Somebody have been featured on the soundtrack of popular TV shows including Good Trouble and Oprah Winfreys Queen Sugar.
2016 saw the release of her full-length debut album, produced by Bat For Lashes collaborator David Kosten, drawing rapturous reviews; The Guardian hailed Robyn a significant new voice. She became a PRS Momentum funded artist and her first UK headline tour culminated in a sold-out London show. Robyns music has amassed over 20 million cumulative streams, establishing her as a fresh standout voice in the realm of heartfelt confessional electro-pop. The release of Unfold signals a new moment from a compelling artist; a mature leap forward from her debut album, solidifying previous accolades, with the promise of many more to come.
1. To Give Up
2. Bare Minimum
3. One Thing
4. Where Do We Go From Here
5. Two Weeks
6. A Kiss
8. Lifting Me Up
9. Sand In My Shoes