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Swedish pop songstress Robyn has been, by and large, leaving her fans to dance on their own since the release of her Body Talk Pt. 1 album in 2010. There have been collaborative mini-albums, and dance remixes, and the occasional festival set, that’s true. But it’s been eight years since Robyn last put out new music as a solo artist, and that drought ended earlier today with the release of “Missing U,” the single she teased earlier this week.

Accompanied by a short film from Robyn and director Danilo Parra in which she graciously accepts the adoration of fans at a regular DJ night in Brooklyn called “This Party Is Killing You: A Night Of All Robyn Everything,” “Missing U” is an ebullient, poignant love note from the pop queen to her adoring subjects. In a press release announcing the song, Robyn says,‘Missing U’ is a song about this trippy thing that happens when people disappear, it’s like they become even more clear and you see them everywhere,”and “also a little bit of a message to my fans, that I’ve missed them. You know, I haven’t made an album in eight years, so I haven’t seen my fans for a long time either. I think getting back to them is important.”

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The feeling is mutual, as you can see in the short film below. Robyn has yet to make an official announcement about it, but has hinted that she’s working on a new album due out later this year.