Bjork's 'Vespertine' Blossoms May 22
It's shaping up to be a busy spring for Bjork. The Icelandic vocalist continues to reap critical acclaim for her participation in the unconventional musical "Dancer In The Dark," in which she stars. TIt's shaping up to be a busy spring for Bjork. The Icelandic vocalist continues to reap critical acclaim for her participation in the unconventional musical "Dancer In The Dark," in which she stars. This week she received a best original song Oscar nomination for the film's "I've Seen It All." Bjork will perform the song live at the Academy Awards on March 25 in Los Angeles.
On May 22, Elektra will release "Vespertine," Bjork's first new studio album since 1997's "Homogenic," which debuted at No. 28 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 410,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. "Vespertine" was produced by Bjork with Spike Stent, and includes contributions from experimental electronic duo Matmos and writer/filmmaker Harmony Korine ("Kids," "Gummo), who co-wrote the track "Harm Of Will."
Videos for the tracks "Hidden Place, "Cocoon," and "It's Not Up To You" will be shot in the coming months, and a number of special live performances featuring choirs and full orchestras are in the works.
As previously reported, Bjork won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival last year and was also nominated for best actress at the Golden Globes. "Dancer In The Dark" will be released on video on March 20 in the U.S..