Björk's new 'Moon' video, her app album Biophilia and special Björk performance at the Harpa in Reykjavik
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Sporting big hair and a filigree moon harp, Björk presents her new single 'Moon' taken from her new album 'Biophilia'. Well, all in all, it is almost not an album in the classic sense of the word but more of an interdisciplinary multimedia project, featuring the work of app-designers, scientists, musicians, writers and instrument makers from all over the world.
Björk wrote the lyrics together with Damian Taylor and the universal talent took care of the art direction herself in collaboration with Inez & Vinoodh, m/m Paris and James Merry.
Biophelia hit stores with ten songs, a documentary film and apps in early October. It deals with the parallels between musical and natural phenomena, beginning on a nuclear level and working its way up into space. And that is where the single 'Moon' takes us according to a more than elaborate press release:
“This album is all about how I perceive myself and humanity in the context of the universe. It is the most complex project I ever dared to undertake. There must have been 500,000 million Emails and meetings. I really wanted to convince the scientific experts of the contrary and merge both areas, the scientific with the emotional. Lastly, I tried to express as many different emotions as possible with each song”, explains the artist.
In October, the uncrowned cultural minister of Iceland made a stop at the impressive Harpa, the new concert hall located in Reykjavik's harbour. There, the machine-like instruments are not only decoration but also used for musical scoring. Since this concert is already sold out to the very last seat, keep your eyes and ears peeled for potential upcoming tour dates.