Björk just kicked off her European tour in support of last year’s excellent Utopia. Last week, she gave her first TV performance in eight years, performing several songs from Utopia and Debut track “The Anchor Song” on the BBC live music show Later… With Jools Holland. On Sunday, she performed at London’s Victoria … More »
Björk and her gang of masked woodwind instrumentalists came on tonight’s episode of Later… With Jools Holland for her first televised performance in eight years. They played “Courtship” from her most recent album Utopia and “The Anchor Song” from 1993’s Debut. Watch below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W60dqZCEpiY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAm-756sB0M Also, in honor of her first TV performance in eight … More »
Björk released her stirring and ambitious album Utopia late last year, and today, she’s released an entire EP dedicated to remixes of “Arisen My Sentences,” which might be that album’s most moving track. (It’s out now digitally, and Björk promises that it will soon be available on “slug genitalia colored vinyl.”) As is … More »
The 2018 Brit Awards will be held on Feb. 21, with the London-based ceremony set to commemorate the standout British and international artists of the year.
Dua Lipa leads the nomination circle with five nominations for British Artist Video Of The Year, British Breakthrough Act, Mastercard British Album Of The Year, British Single, and British Female Solo Artist. The “New Rules” vocalist notably made history via nomination count alone — no British female artist has ever received five nominations in a one-year period. Ed Sheeran trails Dua Lipa with four nominations.
On the electronic end, Björk and LCD Soundsystem earn nominations for International Female Solo Artist and International Group, respectively. The xx and Gorillaz too make an appearance, both nominated for British Group.
Sam Smith’s album, The Thrill Of It All, received no nominations, despite being the third largest seller of the year. The album, however, will remain available for nomination next year, given its November release date. Smith will perform at the awards ceremony on Feb. 21, joined by Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, and Ran’n’Bone Man.
View the full list of nominees here.
H/T: The Guardian
I wrote the last one of these columns almost a month ago, so this is really the five best videos of the last three weeks. Don’t worry, though. Not that many videos came out during the holiday, and most of the ones that did come out weren’t that good. Some of them were, though, including … More »
Björk’s 2017 release, Utopia, opens with an epic song called “Arisen My Senses,” and just yesterday we were treated to a video for it. Jesse Kanda — the visual artist responsible for the Utopia album art — created the clip, and it features an appearance from Björk’s co-producer Arca. It’s unusual for … More »
Björk released her new album Utopia last month, and she’s already made lush, surreal videos for the album tracks “The Gate,” “Blissing Me,” and “Utopia.” Today, she’s got a new one for the hazy, twinkling album opener “Arisen My Senses.” It might be the lushest, most surreal of these videos yet. More »
The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the dinosaurs back to life. But there were some actual music videos this week, too, and some of them were good. This week’s picks are below. More »
Björk has shared a new video for the title track of her recently released album, Utopia. It was directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones and features Björk in yet another one of her fantastical worlds, this one populated by flutes and blue birds and soft pink viscera. Check it out below. More »