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"Pretty" - Robin Stjernberg | Review

Something about "Pretty" is so beautifully familiar and nostalgic.

Maybe Robin Stjernberg just has a way with words that makes this track just feel so real and vulnerable. I heard "Pretty" and just felt it in my core. The melody is stunning and I think taps into something very pure and heartfelt. It’s a melancholic love song with strong lyrics accompanied by Robin’s amazing voice and a beautiful production - about missing something you once had, but to move on after all.

In the creation of “Pretty”, Robin has taken inspiration from the Americans' way of writing music and mixed this with classic Swedish pop.

Robin Stjernberg is an artist, songwriter and producer who in 2013 won the Swedish Melodifestivalen. After the victory he embarked on a journey that took his career even further and his single “You” sold Triple Platinum and his debut album “Pieces” sold Gold on the day of release. At the same time as doing extensive PR and touring Sweden Robin kept on writing songs and spent a large amount of time learning the craft of producing. Robin worked around 15 hours a day, producing and writing songs for other artists as well as collaborating with songwriters, lyric writers and producers. In 2016 it all suddenly stopped. Robin lost all his passion and inspiration and felt that he couldn’t create. He unfortunately went into a depression and even considered giving up working within music. It took months to regain his strength and slowly but surely his creativity returned and one day he wrote the song “Rain”, which described this heavy period of time. Something immense happened when he wrote the song and Robin’s writer’s cramp seemed to be as good as gone, so he started to create again.

In the spring of 2017, Robin released the soul track ”Feed On My Love” as well as wrote ”I Can’t Go On” for Robin Bengtsson in Melodifestivalen. The latter won the competition outright and Robin Stjernberg had now succeeded in not only winning as an artist but also as a songwriter.

In October 2018, Robin released his long awaited EP ”Under Water”, a very personal and honest collection of music. With authenticity usually only found in a personal diary, “Under Water” gives us a glimpse into an incredible journey of vulnerability and empowerment. In an interview, Robin openly says “We often only talk about the good things in life and ignore the rest. But I want to change that and start to paint a more complete picture of who I really am, which you will find listening to this music.”

Robin is highly rated as one of the top singers in Sweden and during the Introducing Nashville concert at the classic venue Nalen in Stockholm, he cemented his reputation by giving an acclaimed performance in front of a cheering audience, including both visitors and other artists. Robin has spent the last few years developing himself as an artist, songwriter and producer. During this time he has both written and produced music for other artists, such as Sandro Cavazza, Estraden, Megan Thee Stallion, Anna Bergendahl, Jill Johnson and Steps, but he has also spent hours and hours in Stockholm and Nashville with the goal to develop his own artistry. Having received a lot of adulation, Robin has also collaborated with award winning writers like Liz Rose, Gordie Sampson, Burt Butler and Matt McGinn.

During 2020, Robin wrote and produced songs for some of Sweden’s biggest artists as well as international ones. He also wrote John Holiday’s original song “Where Do We Go” that was performed in the live finale of The Voice chosen by NCB, released the hit duet single “Miles of Blue'' with Jill Johnson and started his and Benjamin Roustaing’s new band project ohFrank. He is currently working on new music that will be released in 2021.

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