Bjork’s “Blissing Me”
With Bjork’s ninth studio album Utopia having been released on November 24th and now available on the typical music outlets, “Blissing Me” brings beauty to the screen with a minimalistic video that looks like a fairy from a dream singing about a rather utopian modern love story built upon a musical base. The words are poetic, beautiful and actually make you look them up instead of blindly repeating a refrain on loop. This is one of Bjork’s strengths, something we expect to see a lot of in this latest, highly anticipated album.
“Blissing Me” is already available to stream via Apple Music and is something else entirely. Where so much of mainstream is a copy paste of what works best, Bjork’s music is fresh, jagged, heavenly and just simply out of this world. Aside from “Blissing Me” and its video release, we have also been privy to the music for “The Gate” as the first single off the new album, made with longtime collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang and Gucci designer Alessandro Michele. It is a glimpse into Bjork’s utopia really, and the video has your mind tripping at some points with the hallucinogenic designs. According to Huang, “The doorway lies within the wound from Vulnicura, which now appears transformed into a prismatic portal channeled between the chests of two lovers. Not lovers in the quotidian romantic sense, but in a broader cosmological way. As a throughway into Bjork’s new album, ‘The Gate’ is a declaration of hope sung by a woman refracted and re-formed into a luminous whole.” A simply breathtaking description.
On the music scene since the mid 1970’s and still going strong, Bjork continues to entertain music fans of all ages. The amazing singer/songwriter from Iceland has a website full of interesting things available in time for the holidays, fans may want to take a look: https://shop.bjork.com