It goes without saying really, that Bjork is one of the most important artists of the 21st Century and is fully attuned to the possibilities of healing through voice, sound and music. Her otherworldly qualities often suggest that she is a creature somewhere between human, superhuman and extra terrestrial; yet her constant humility and contradictory mix of fragility and strength are beyond endearing. She is a true living icon and a talent like no other.
We love this behind the scenes video on the making of her album Black Lake.
She is always full of surprises with every new album she offers and with a plethora of talented collaborators in her creative embrace. Her look and sound are always on the cutting edge of style and innovation and her new album Utopia is nothing less than mind-blowingly impressive both sonically and visually.
Check out the latest music video for “Blissing me out” and then go and have some fun browsing around her website BJORK HOMEPAGE and listen to/buy the new album BJORK UTOPIA and you will likely find yourself being transported into multiple other dimensions at the same time.
Directed by Tim Walker & Emma Dalzell Creative Direction by Björk Director of Photography – James Henry Lighting Director – Paul Burns Producer – Jeff Delich Stylist – Edda Guðmundsdóttir Dress – Pam Hogg Shoes by Gucci Braid ornaments – James Merry Makeup Artist – Hungry Steady Cam Operator – Tommi Marshall 1st Assistant Camera – Þór Elías 2nd Assistant Camera – Daníel Gylfason Gaffer – Finni Sænski DIT – Benedikt Vilborgar Og Jóhannesson Local Production – Oli Páll Torfason & Daddi Bjarna Post Production – Coffee & TV
Blissing Me Lyrics:
All of my mouth was kissing him now into the air i am missing him is this excess texting a blessing or just two music nerds obsessing he reminds me of the love in me i’m celebrating on a vibrancy sending each other mp3s falling in love to a song this handsommest of wickermen he asked if i could wait for him now how many lightyears this interim while falling in love with his songs his hands are good in protecting me touching and caressing me but would it be trespassing wanting him to be blissing me robbing him of his youth cliffhanger like suspension my longing has formed its own skeleton bridging the gap between singletons sending each other these songs the interior of these melodies is perhaps where we are meant to be our physical union a fantasy i just fell in love with so i reserve my intimacies i bundle them up in packages my rawward longing far too visceral did i just fall in love with love?
7 days ago I flew to Colorado to perform at the legendary Red Rocks with one of my heroes, Michael Franti. Since then, I’ve experienced so many miracles and received so many lessons along the way that I feel like my brain is being rewired. I don’t know if you saw it in the news, but Delta airlines had a malfunction last week that resulted in thousands of cancelled flights and even more delays. When I got to the airport to fly to Salt Lake City to open for Franti (this time at Red Butte) I was welcomed to lines of people pouring outside the doors of the Denver International Airport. By some miracle, I made it to my gate with plenty of time but it was then that I was informed that every single flight to Utah had been cancelled and that there would be no way to make it to my show. When I got the news I was so heartbroken but out of nowhere three women from MINNESOTA who saw me play with Franti at Red Rocks came up to me and offered to pray for me and reassured me that I would make it to my show somehow and that God would make a way. So I decided to get back in the huge customer service line and by yet another miracle they were able to get me on the only flight to SLC that day and I literally got on a plane and out of a taxi and walked on stage to play a sold out show with Michael Franti for thousands of people. Flash forward 24 hours later and I am back in Denver experiencing a major disturbance in the force. Extreme unexplainable depression and sadness, anxiety and fear and very intense energy all around.
Over the course of the next 24 hours my flight to New York City was delayed over and over again to the point where I was going to miss my entire flight to Frankfurt which would have resulted in a weekend of missed gigs and disappointed friends in Europe and I just knew there had to be a way. While we were stranded on the Tarmac in a lightning storm for 3 hours in New York I got to know the woman in the seat next to me and she too offered to pray for me, and assured me that the “universe”‘ is always working in our favor and that one way or another I would get a flight to Germany and make it to my tour.
How to explain the following chain of events is almost beyond words, but I will say that Delta Airlines went above and beyond the call of duty to get me to Frankfurt on time. So 8 hours after that I am sleeping on the plane when the PLANE ALARMS went off and people started rustling on the plane as every single flight attendant rushed to the back of the plane. Turns out someone was SMOKING on the plane and the pilots and flight attendants thought it was an actual fire and reacted accordingly…I have never seen nice flight attendants so angry in my entire life. When we landed the German police escorted the smokers off the plane but not without getting the biggest verbal reprimand I have ever seen from the Pilot.
By the time I finally got off the plane I was literally jumping for joy through the airport and over the next few days was blessed with so much love and support and amazing harmony from this beautiful international community here and the stories that it took to get me here are just the beginning of everything that has unfolded and aligned since I’ve been here.
So If any of you are feeling down, or empty, or hopeless, do not let your mind block out the blessings that are waiting to pour out for you. There are miracles around every corner and sometimes it takes those moments of lows and highs to bring us back to center. Not only do we all have so much to teach each other, but all have so much to give each other too. I was feeling so sad and alone so many times this week and it was purely the kindness of people I had never met whose words of encouragement reminded me that all things are possible with faith. I read a quote the other day that said “doubters are just dreamer with broken hearts”. I’ve also read that “pain is our greatest teacher”. In these times, it is so important that we keep the faith and that we hold each other close. Don’t hold back your sacred water when so many are in drought. We all have an intricate role in this beautiful dance. Even when we are faced with great burdens, there is always a greater blessing coming along. We just have to stay true to the music that is all around us.