SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY PART 2) : Robyn ft Snoop Dogg – “U Should Know Better”
Everyone loves Robyn. How can you not? The Swedish electropop star harnesses her massive creativity for songwriting, production, and live performances – elevating pop to a higher art form. Recently she collaborated with the Lonely Island for a spoof of instructional Tear Up Da Club records called “Go Kindergarten,” and then a new comical video for “U Should Know Better” popped up this week. Robyn’s music can often be split into two categories – the sensitive and emotional heartbreaking, pretty songs (“Dancing On My Own,” “Dream On,” “With Every Heartbeat”) and the raucous, boasting hype records (“Konichiwa Bitches,” “Don’t Tell Me What to F**king Do”). Taken from Body Talk Part 2 (you can tell the track’s age because Snoop is still a dogg and not yet a lion), “U Should Know Better” is a frantic upbeat jump-up electro track featuring the two bragging why people can’t mess with them. As playful as the song is (because come on, how rough can a rapper be who got his butt kicked by animated gummi bears in a Katy Perry video), the new video elevates the tongue-in-cheek bravado with cross-dressing stars playing the two – a little boy dressed and dancing as Robyn (including all of her choreography and iconic hairstyle) and a girl dressed as Snoop in all the outfits smoking and dressing down members of the opposite sex with his/her stares. Look closely and you will see Robyn playing the mom, as well as a poster of Neneh Cherry, one of Robyn’s childhood idols hanging in the bedroom.
Image Courtesy of Interscope.