Christian Falk died last year, and performing still feels 'too heavy'
Alexandra Pollard

09:49 14th September 2015

Robyn has cancelled a number of forthcoming tour dates with La Bagatelle Magique, after struggling to come to terms with the death of bandmate Christian Falk last year.

Following on from the great success of her collaborative album with Royksopp, Do It Again, Robyn recently joined forces with her touring keyboardist Markus Jagerstedt and producer Christian Falk to form La Bagatelle Magique.

Partway through the recording process though, Falk died of cancer aged just 52, and his contributions on the subsequent mini album are posthumous.

Speaking of continuing the project after Falk's death to Annie Mac, Robyn said, "It was definitely very difficult, and something that I've never done before and hope never to do again, but at the same time something that helped me process that he was gone. He was still there like ghosts in the machine, with all the programming that we had to deal with, the way he produced his tracks and handled everything, we had his computer - so he was very much there."

Listen to Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique 'Love Is Free' feat. Maluca below

Robyn has since announced that shows in Brazil and San Francisco have been cancelled as she continues to grieve for Falk.

In a statement, the singer explained, "It was much harder singing these songs on stage than I thought. Even though it´s been a year since Christian passed, I'm heartbroken and performing them feels too heavy still.

"I'm sorry to disappoint the fans that have bought tickets to these shows and I will do my best to come back to San Francisco and Brazil soon."

Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique released their debut mini album, Love Is Free, earlier this year.

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