‘Selling an attitude of independence has been crucial to the allure of most major female pop stars since Madonna, but there is a chasm between the carefully curated appearance of sovereignty – a mainstay of branded feminism – and actually running your business.
“Getting that control takes a lot of stamina, and a lot of drilling, drilling, drilling,” said Robyn.
Daring to ask questions and revealing your lack of knowledge makes you insecure, even vulnerable. “It’s not a sexy process, although the result is, of course, something that’s very desirable for people. I think getting there has been something that I’m admired for by the industry, but people that have been very close to it, they haven’t been very impressed.”’ –Snapes, L. 2018. “How Robyn Transformed Pop,” The Guardian, September 28.