Tag: bjork

Björk Salutes Her Late Mother on New Song ‘Ancestress’

Björk salutes her late mother Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir on her new song “Ancestress,” the third pre-release track from her upcoming album Fossora. In the Andrew Thomas Huang-directed video, Björk, in a flowing red dress and black, beak-like headpiece, walks amid mountains and caves in tandem with dancers and musicians playing gongs and violins. Björk’s son […]

September 22, 2022

Björk Keeps It Weird on Love-Themed New Song ‘Ovule’

Björk keeps it weird on “Ovule,” the second track to be released in advance of her new album, Fossora. Björk contributed timpani and trombone arrangements and crafted the beat in tandem with sideproject, while El Guincho offered additional production. In the accompanying video, executive produced by Kat Davey, Björk dons a series of increasingly bizarre […]

September 14, 2022

Björk Shimmies in a Mushroom Forest in ‘Atopos’ Video

Björk shimmies and sways in a strange mushroom forest in the video for “Atopos,” the first single from her upcoming album Fossora. In the Viðar Logi-directed clip, Björk is surrounded by a bass clarinet section and Gabber Modus Operandi’s DJ Kasimyn as she sings about the importance of interpersonal connection: “If we don’t grow outwards […]

September 6, 2022

Björk Explores Her Discography on New Podcast Sonic Symbolism

Björk will dig deep into “the textures, timbres and emotional landscapes of each of her albums” as part of the new podcast Sonic Symbolism, which launches Sept. 1 with episodes on Debut, Post and Homogenic. Future album-by-album installments of the Talkhouse/Mailchimp Presents project will roll out weekly from there. Sonic Symbolism consists of conversations between […]

August 25, 2022

The 90 Greatest Albums of the ’90s

This article originally appeared in the September 1999 issue of SPIN. “You must be high.” We heard that a lot during the time we spent preparing this issue. Which is understandable. Pronouncing the 90 greatest albums of the ’90s is a somewhat presumptuous thing to do. When you’re measuring the music this decade is offering to […]

December 25, 2021

The 50 Best Songs of 2001

It was a banner year for producers. The Neptunes — a major commercial force since Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Got Your Money” — helmed more great songs than we could fit on this list. (Shout out to NSYNC’s “Girlfriend,” an all-time classic boy band single.) Timbaland, Kanye West and Dr. Dre were similarly on fire. It […]

June 30, 2021