Björk – Lionsong (Radio Edit)
Labels: One Little Indian Records
Number of Tracks: 1
Total Time: 4:02
From the Album: Vulnicura
Formats: Alternative, Triple A, Specialty, AAA, Non-Commercial, NPR
Available Date & Time: December 8, 2015 04:30 PM ET
Impact Date: December 9, 2015
Björk’s highly-acclaimed eighth studio album Vulnicura is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
The nomination caps off a phenomenal year for Björk. Vulnicura was released to widespread critical acclaim and has been named to Best of 2015 lists by Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Spin, Stereogum, Complex, Consequence of Sound and many more.
Recent praise for Vulnicura:
Pitchfork "8.6 -Best New Music"
"Even amid the most abstruse music, these songs have an emotional immediacy. The physicality of Björk’s voice and the strings are even more striking against the impersonal electronic sounds, all the better to reveal the interior landscape of heartbreak and healing—not a simple story, and all the better for it." – NYTIMES
"…with Björk, even simplicity is intricate business. Arranged for voice with orchestral strings and electronic beats, Vulnicura is a unified set of nine dark, swarming, melodically distended songs…this may be the most heart-rending music she’s ever made." – Rolling Stone Best Albums of 2015
"What…Björk has accomplished at the intersection of pop and the avant-garde cannot be summed up in one detail, but one thing to focus on is the way she sings the word "emotional." Climbing it like one of the cliffs she often evokes in her pastoral lyrics, she lets it open up like a vista on its central, circulatory "o." The word becomes a Valkyrie’s cry, a statement of purpose both sacred and humanly thrilling." – NPR
"The artist’s most personal record in a career full of vocal and emotional drama…it’s an exquisite, inspired and typically angular listen, filled with much texture and impatient roaming, with musical and vocal tones built into spatial structures that fearlessly trace the lyrical ordeals…fans like myself will find much to love as we explore its many peaks and valleys." – LA TIMES
Vulnicura was written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak. Of the album’s nine tracks, six are written by Björk with two co-written with Arca and one co-written with Spaces. Six songs are produced by Björk and Arca, one by Björk, Arca and The Haxan Cloak and two by Björk. All string arrangements are by Björk. The album was mixed by The Haxan Cloak and engineered by Chris Elms, with two songs mixed by The Haxan Cloak and Elms, and mastered by Mandy Parnell. Vulnicura is Björk’s first release since the 2011 album and multimedia project Biophilia.
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