Robyn Debuts New Song "Honey" During Last Night's 'Girls'

Robyn Debuts New Song "Honey" During Last Night's 'Girls'

Get a taste of "Honey" below.

Get a taste of "Honey" below.

Text: William Defebaugh

The final season of Girls is upon us, and Lena Dunham has made sure that the last installment of the series is laden with (subtle) self-references as she brings series-wide storylines and character arcs to a close. This was particularly true in last night's episode, which saw Dunham's character Hannah confronted by unresolved feelings for her primary love interest Adam (played by Adam Driver). As a bonus, Dunham chose to soundtrack this moment with a new song from Robyn. This choice was a reference to the show's first season, in which the Swedish singer's anthemic track "Dancing On My Own" became the soundtrack to Hannah's bedroom dance party—a scene that was, in many ways, emblematic of the world Dunham created with the series.

Titled "Honey," the new track represents a full-circle moment for Robyn as well; while much of the music she has released since 2010's Body Talk (which included "Dancing On My Own") has been more experimental (undoubtedly due to Royskopp's influence), "Honey" harkens back to this dance-centric era of the singer's lengthy career. If it is an indication of where the singer's music is headed, we're all for it.

While the song is not yet available on streaming services, Robyn took to social media to explain why—and express her gratitude toward Dunham for including the track in last night's episode: "After Lena used Dancing On My Own in the first season of Girls, in the most amazing way, i was so happy she asked me if she could put another of my songs in the series. I sent her some music im working on and she picked Honey. It wasnt ready to be released, but i finished this version for her and Girls ❤. Thank you @lenadunham for making this tv-show that flips my brain like a burger like 15 times every episode, i love that feeling! And for bringing up all these emotionally complex situations in such a brilliant way, without making excuses. And thank you for asking me to make music for your work. I wouldnt want to miss out on making music for Adams movie for anything."

In the meantime, while we wait for the official release, you can listen to a clip of the song below courtesy of SoundCloud.

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