In contrast to the self-produced, bedroom-recorded Baptism, Robot Girlfriend was produced by previous collaborator Peach van Pletzen (Yesterday’s Pupil, Bittereinder), and recorded at Planet Awesome in Greenside, Johannesburg.
Robot Girlfriend is a fun, humourous, electro/indie-pop song with a fair share of sincerity and heart.
Floris Groenewald, songwriter, frontman, and vocalist, describes the song with his tongue in cheek: “Robot Girlfriend is simply about how flippin sweet it would be to have a girlfriend who’s a robot.”
“But it’s also about when your love life is so completely disappointing that you just retreat into a fantasy world and reject all sense of reality – or so my doctors say.”
Produced by Peach van Pletzen at Planet Awesome.
Written by Floris Groenewald.
All instruments by Peach van Pletzen, vocals by Floris Groenewald.
Mixed & mastered by Peach van Pletzen at Planet Awesome.
“Catchy, simplistic and endlessly bouncy, [Robot Girlfriend] is a track which will stay firmly lodged in your mind for some time.”
– Skye Mallac, Texxandthecity.com
“[Robot Girlfriend] definitely left a smile on my face, as it is instrumentally strong and tells a good story. Kabaal Klankbaan has the ability to stay fresh and interesting and keep the crowd engaged throughout his live sets.”
– Lize Scheepers, TheFuss.co.za