Monday, October 5, 2015

Fembots have feelings, too.

Like Janelle Monae, Swedish electopop singer Robyn is interested in the line where humans and androids cross. While Robyn doesn't have an entire mythology worked out for her robotic imaginings like Monae does, she does return to the android theme fairly often, such as in today's song, "Fembot." 

These fun-loving bionic women would probably be more at home in Barbarella than Blade Runner, and according to Robyn, are meant to demonstrate the organic nature of technology, and how humans and robots are not separate. For such high-minded intentions, though, the song also includes lyrics like "I'm a very scientifically advanced hot mama, artificially discreet, no drama." 

So maybe more of a cyborg brag rap than a sociology Master's thesis? Still, it's got a good beat and you can dance to it!

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