Category Archives: Björk

Hyperballad (Live @ Royal Opera House) – Björk

Sunday the 16th of December 2001, Björk and her entourage consisting of harpist Zeena Parkins, electronic duo Matmos, conductor Simon Lee and a choir handpicked for this tour from Greenland, performed Hyperballad and other hits at the Royal Opera House in London, UK

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Bjork – It’s In Our Hands (LIVE @ ROYAL OPERA HOUSE)

I’ve loved her for two decades now and she never ceases to amaze me.

Bjork: “Madonna Got My Lyrics Wrong”

Bjork has revealed that Madonna sang the wrong lyrics on the 1995 single she wrote for the pop queen.

The Icelandic star penned lyrics for ‘Bedtime Story’, which Madonna took to number four in the charts in February 1995, at the request of producer Nellee Hooper.

However, she was surprised when she first heard Madonna’s recording of the song.

She told Attitude: “She did her own version and wrote the lyrics wrong. I can’t remember right now, but it was a really interesting mistake.

“It was something like “Let’s say goodbye to logic and reason” and she got it wrong so that it actually meant the opposite….I was like, ‘Okay…’”

source : digital spy

EARTH INTRUDERS VIDEO

Björk – “Earth Intruder” Lyrics

First is “Earth Intruder,” the first track off of Björk’s upcoming Volta album. Björk has been promising a more upbeat album, and this first song proves she meant it. The song takes an alien’s point of view, sorta like the sequel to “Human Behavior” (lyrics below) and gives a metallic scatman rhythm last seen on “Cvalda” from her Selma Song soundtrack to Dancer in the Dark.

Bjork- “Earth Intruder” (MP3)

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“Earth Intruder” Lyrics

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

Turmoil
Carnage

Here come the earth intruders
We are the paratroopers
The beat of sharpshooters
Comes straight from voodoo

With our feet thumbing
With our feet marching
Grinding the skeptics into the soil

Shower of goodness coming to end the doubt
Pouring over
Shower of goodness coming to end

We are the earth intruders
We are the sharpshooters
Flock of parachuters
Necessary voodoo

I have guided my bones through some voltage
And love them still
And love them too

Metallic
Carnage
Furiousity
Feel the speed

We are the earth intruders
We are the sharpshooters
Flock of parachuters
Necessary voodoo

There is turmoil out there
Carnage
Rambling
What is to do but dig
Dig bones out of earth

Mud graves

Timber
Morbid trenches

Here come the earth intruders
There’ll be no resistance
We are the cannoneerers
Necessary voodoo

And the beast with many heads and arms rolling
Steamroller

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

Forgive this tribe

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

We are the earth intruders

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches
Marching

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches
Marching
March
March
March
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches
Marching voodoo

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Bjork returns to her iconic, innovative and rhythmic roots with Volta. Featuring her own infamous beats and collaborations with Timbaland, Antony Hegarty, Brian Chippendale and an all-female Icelandic brass section, the end result is an explosion of beats and an amalgamtion of sound and visuals that give Volta a life of its own, like the world hasn’t seen from Bjork in years.

Volta tracklist:

01 Earth Intruders
02 Wanderlust
03 Dull Flame of Desire
04 Innocence
05 I See Who You Are
06 Vertebrae by Vertebrae
07 Pneumonia
08 Hope
09 Declare Independence
10 My Juvenile

Dates:

04-27 Indio, CA – Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
05-02 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
05-05 New York, NY – United Palace Theater
05-08 New York, NY – Apollo Theater
05-12 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
05-15 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05-19 San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
05-23 Vancouver, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park
05-26 Gorge, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch!)
06-22 Pilton, England – Glastonbury Festival
06-28 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07-01 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
07-05 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-25 Nyon, Switzerland – Paleo Festival
09-08 Toronto, Ontario – Virgin Festival

Volta cover

 

 

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Earth Intruders
will be available as Digital Download Single

on April 9th 2007

 

Earth Intruders

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Björk at Saturday Night Live

SNLBjörk will be the musical guest on an episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Scarlett Johansson, on the 21st of April. Björk has previously visited that show to perform ‘Bachelorette’ in 1997, and back in 1988 singing ‘Motorcrash’ and ‘Birthday’ with The Sugarcubes with host Matthew Broderick

Some info on how to get tickets for it: For stand-by tickets, arrive no later than 7:00am on the morning of the taping under the “NBC Studios” marquee on the 50th St. side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. You may choose a stand-by ticket for either the 8:00pm dress rehearsal or the 11:30pm live show. Only one ticket will be issued per person. Please note that a stand-by ticket does not guarantee admission.

Björk – Volta

 

 

 


Album cover of Volta (2007).

Björk’s sixth full-length studio album Volta, a follow-up to 2004‘s Medúlla, will be released on May 7, 2007. It has been written and produced entirely by Björk herself and will feature ten new tracks. It will feature input from:

from [14]: “One Little Indian is preparing for what it expects to become the biggest-selling Bjork album yet, thanks to a new Timbaland-inspired commercial direction and the promotion of an 18-month world tour. The album Volta is released on May 7. The first single off the album, Earth Intruders, is due for release on April 9. Bjork is preparing to work the album extensively. The tour will be announced this Friday and dates are already confirmed for Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde.

One Little Indian managing director Derek Birkett is hugely excited by the sales potential of the album. “It’s probably the most commercial thing she’s ever done,” he says. “It’s really up and happy and the collaborations are extraordinary”. Birkett is also surprised by the willingness of Bjork to tour so extensively, which will see her go round the world on a month-on month-off basis. “If someone had told me six months ago, I wouldn’t have believed it,” he says. “The plans for the tour are mind-blowing- Bjork’s devised her own set and will have 30 musicians on stage”.

Björk will also be touring for the first time in four years in support of the upcoming album; the majority of confirmed performances so far are at festivals. Drummer Darrin Costin has been working with Björk on her forthcoming tour.[5]

Björk has also collaborated on tracks with the following artists, the status of which are as yet unknown.

  • Michael Pärt has been “assisting at writing stages and involved in production and recording”.[6]
  • Damian Taylor, programmer on Vespertine, has worked with Björk on material for her new album.[7]
  • Meredith Monk and Björk have worked together on a collaborative piece.[8]

Björk is also contributing songs to several forthcoming releases by other artists, the majority of which are to be released in early 2007.

  • Björk.com has just confirmed her North American dates of her world tour which kicks off on May 2.
  • May 02 – New York – Radio City Music Hall
  • May 05 – New York – United Palace Theater
  • May 08 – New York – Apollo Theater
  • May 12 – Chicago – Auditorium Theatre
  • May 15 – Denver – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • May 19 – San Francisco – Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • May 23 – Vancouver- Deer Lake Park