Birmingham's Robyn Gordon returns to Breathe

By Leigh Sanders | Birmingham | Music | Published:

Birmingham singer-songwriter Robyn Gordon has returned with a new single.

Birmingham singer-songwriter Robyn Gordon

The 22-year-old has released Breathe, via Animal Farm, which is available to hear on her Soundcloud page.

A spokesperson for the musician said: "Her thought-provoking lyrics and soulful delivery come with the assured self-belief and deep emotional intelligence of someone to whom it never even occurred to listen to the Top 40 for inspiration."

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She held a scholarship with the Birmingham Music Service from the age of 11, performed at BBC Proms and got a place at Brit School-funded Birmingham Ormiston Academy, only to fall out of favour with a system that “churned out little pop stars, and I just didn’t vibe with that".

"After plenty of disagreements with senior management about their approach to young musicians, I got kicked out,” she continued.

Described as "fiercely political", and armed with a mix tape of Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Kelis, Amy Winehouse, Destiny’s Child and India Arie, she taught herself to play the guitar and finally brought her bedroom music to life.

For more on the singer, follow her on Twitter @RockingRobyn or Facebook @rockingrobyngordon

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders

Senior sub editor for the MNA portfolio and entertainments writer leaning towards features and reviews. Get releases to me at

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