In an interview with Pitchfork, BjÃ¶rk talks about the next single from Volta, “Dull Flame of Desire,” a soft duet with Antony of Antony and The Johnsons. It’s one of the nicer tracks on the album…very nice and lovely. The video is set to be produced shortly. And like any other BjÃ¶rk production, the construction of the project will be something completely different and interesting:
When we did the competition for “Innocence”, where all the fans sent in videos, they sent in like 400 videos. There were some that I thought were amazing, made by really talented visual people who had maybe never done this before, but they didn’t totally fit with the mood of “Innocence”. So I contacted them and asked them if they would work together and do [“Dull Flame of Desire”]. In that song, we repeat the same verse over and over again. So I thought it would be interesting to have one verse presented by one director, and then the second by another director, and then the third by another. I had never done that before, and it was quite exciting.
We recorded our part in front of a green screen, and sent it by email to the directors, one in Japan, one in Spain, and one in France. They’re collaborating via email. I don’t know how long it will take. I was being pressured by my record company [to make videos] for the more up-tempo songs, but I have great love for “Dull Flame of Desire”, and it was very emotionally special for me to make that with Antony. I thought this would be a good way of doing it.
I’m excited to see what this kind of collaboration brings forth! Click the video above to hear the single.
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And you, what do you think?