Last year New Zealand singer-songwriter Robinson, had me completely captivated with her singles ‘Nothing To Regret’ and ‘Medicine’. Her honest and raw emotions were highlighted by this playful personality that you couldn’t help but want to get to know. 2019 has been a quiet year on the music front for Robinson, with just her single ‘Karma’ being released as well as a couple of EDM based collaborations with Grey and CORSAK, we have been left wanting to hear more from her.
Ahead of her run of dates with Little Mix at the end of the year, she’s just dropped the emotionally raw ‘Don’t Say’. Reflecting on the end of a relationship, she is aware that the best thing to do is move on but there is still a part of her that wants to stay and try again that she is battling. “Don’t say you still love cause I might just believe you, and I don’t need another reason to stay”.
But deep down she knows that they tried but it didn’t work and needs to listen to her heart and accept the heartbreak. “There was something great about us once. Nothing there but love. And we lost it. We lost it”.
Layering this raw emotion with polished pop production, she offers her classic dreamy vocals along with pulsating synths that drives the chorus. In comparison to ‘Nothing To Regret’ and ‘Medicine’, this song doesn’t have the same emotional pull that they had immediately. After a few listens the song begins to grow on you and will have you increasingly want to listen to it again. But this song has a whole different energy which shows a growth in her artistry and has you intrigued to where else her journey will go.