SINGLE REVIEW: Robinson – Karma

After releasing ‘Nothing To Regret’ early last year, Robinson was quickly added to my must watch list. The New Zealand singer-songwriter impressed with a very honest and captivating sound that was playfully exported from the indie-pop world. After a year of touring with the likes of Hayley Kiyoko and Dean Lewis and releasing a couple of singles she’s kicking off 2019 with a groovy new track. ‘Karma’ is her most pop directed track yet and has a lot of radio potential with it’s rhythmic delivery. Beginning with an intoxicating vocal delivery she sings over slight rhythmic synths that then explodes into an almost tribal beat. Taking influence from Latin music, this track puts its sights on becoming a very euphoric and sassy anthem. Taking ownership of her narrative this track reflects on having your heart broken by someone you trusted, who all of a sudden walks away but then tries to come back to you acting like nothing ever happened. It’s also about learning to be confident within yourself and your own emotions. “You hit my phone like, hey, how you doing?. You really think that I was that stupid? Karma’s a bitch, and baby she’s ruthless”. Sonically it’s a different side to her that we haven’t heard before but it’s a big crossover into the pop world that will hopefully see her coming back with something a little more indie-pop next time. It’s groovy as fuck though.