Robinson’s ‘Watching You’ will heal your broken heart.

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The cover of Robinson's intimate debut EP, 'Watching You'.

Mason Montano, Music Editor

Originally debuting in May 2017 with her debut single, “Don’t You Forget About Me”, New Zealand singer-songwriter Robinson earned some mainstream notoriety with her second single, “Crave You”, which was released in December of that year and quickly gained over one million streams on Spotify, catching the attention of Universal Music, who signed a publishing deal with her in early 2018.

Following a slew of collaborations and standalone singles, including the massively successful “Nothing to Regret” — The song has been certified platinum twice in Australia since its initial release in February 2018 and is currently her biggest song to date with over 90 million streams on Spotify — Robinson released her debut EP, Watching You, in early February.

Described by Robinson as a “helping hand for the heartbroken”, Watching You is an intimate, contemporary pop record and her most personal work yet. Each song tells a story tying into the central theme of heartbreak with a sense of relatability intended to “give people comfort if they are going through the same thing”.

The lead single, “Don’t Say”, describes the internal struggle of having to let go of a longtime relationship after growing accustomed to the feeling of being in love, and the title track, is a first-hand account of how painful it can be to watch your former significant other move on with someone new while you’re still in love with them. 

The vulnerable lyrics of these songs heighten their relatability, resonating with the listener and allowing them to put themselves in Robinson’s shoes as they listen, perhaps even healing their own broken heart in the process.

Watching You is available now across all online and streaming platforms.

Stream Watching You on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3ZMFWfliUQROBkFP5oPBWa?si=e1yTivX3RyW0gXjQzy5oNw 

Watch the music video for “Watching You”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2guQD2-8hrg 

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Robinson in the music video for “Watching You”.