Queer icon Robyn shares playlist and heartfelt message to fans who may struggle and feel alone at Christmas
Swedish singer Robyn has sent a moving Christmas message to fans who may be struggling with feeling lonely over the intense festive period.
The Dancing On My Own singer shared her support for people who might not have the support they need over Christmas on Twitter.
“This time of the year is supposed to be calm and lovely for the ones who celebrate these holidays, but as Im sure you know Xmas and New Years is an intense time. Some of us are feeling very lonely and might not have the support we need,” Robyn tweeted.
She added: “Some of us might be surrounded with family and still feel lonely, some of us might have too much family to deal with! This is a playlist that I hope might give breathing space during these next weeks.
“But to be honest, my year has been heavy at times and when I was listening through now I realised that some of these songs are very emotionally demanding. Ive tried to mix them with music that gives me relief. They all do I guess, but in different ways.
“Peace & Love R.”
Robyn representing estrangement ugh can you name a queen more amazing trick question you can't
— Cereza (@CerezaBlast) December 10, 2019
The playlist shared by Robyn includes 21 songs, by artists including Prince and Metronomy.
thank you for saying this, it's really important to hear. Suicide rates are extremely high during this time of year
— Memoryboy (@Karmawasteland) December 10, 2019
Thanks, Robyn. I’ll keep dancing on my own I guess. https://t.co/In7JJ03WWU
— GAZEBO GRANADOS (@kaisipangabitan) December 10, 2019
SBBG, a bisexual, non-binary band in New York, said Robyn was the “queen of emotional intelligence” for her tweet.
“My sensitive, playlist making, gemini queen,” said a Twitter user in response.
Another wrote: “Robyn made a playlist to help get us through the holidays we don’t deserve her.”
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So feeling you, my dear. I intend to dance the Christmas blues away, and to some of your music too. So thanks for that! 😘
— Autoproclamat Ruscalleda (@lluisrusky) December 10, 2019
Another fan said: “I hope you look back on your year and take comfort from the joy you brought to thousands of people with your tour – singing Dancing On My Own to you with 2k other people in London was a personal highlight of my year.”