Monday, October 20, 2008
Nattura (Or: Bjork-Yorke)
Bjork put out her new single, "Nattura," today, with backing vocals by Radiohead's Thom Yorke. It's initially being released as an iTunes exclusive but will be available everywhere else on October 27. All proceeds from the track go towards the Nattura Campaign.
From the press release on Bjork.com:
The single was composed specifically to encourage active support for the Nattura campaign, which aims at collating and providing sustainable and eco-friendly options suitable for Iceland, and generating alternative ways to utilize its natural resources. People will be able to submit their ideas on the website for sustainable green workplaces for Icelanders. According to Björk, “It is now more important than ever before to emphasize a respect for nature…I believe that profits, technological advances and working together with nature can all go hand in hand. None need to be sacrificed at the expense of the others.”
Here's another meeting of Bjork and Thom Yorke: Radiohead's cover of Bjork's "Unravel," recorded last year as part of series of covers.
And a Bjork-less live performance of "Knives Out."