Turn it up! Björk’s new single “Atopos” thumps, and it thumps hard. The first single from the Icelandic music artist’s forthcoming tenth album Fossora, “Atopos” is an intense, abstract dance track with hints of drum ‘n’ bass, EBM, and old school techno through out. The new track arrives with an epic video.
The video details a mushroom-filled underworld where a masked Björk, joined by Gabber Modus Operandi’s DJ Kasimyna and a brooding six-piece clarinet section whisk you away to a rave-like dream world. In a Tweet, Björk says of the video:
“it is a good intro …. kinda like fossora´s passport sonically a heavy bottom-ended bass world we have 6 bass clarinets,punchy sub drilling,nesting and digging us into the ground”
“Atopos” glows with dramatic textures and Björk’s signature cadence. A dramatic move towards the bass heavy techno rhythms of EBM, this track needs to be turned up! As so eloquently put it in a Tweet: “could you please play it loudly?”
https://t.co/CMtfh5QuXZ— björk (@bjork) September 6, 2022
here is the first video of my album to the song “atopos”
could you please play it loudly?
the lyrics are inspired by what roland barthes described as the unclassifiable OTHER
“our differences are irrelevant
our union is stronger than us”
We can’t wait to see fans create some #interpretativedance from this chaotically beautiful work. Press play and feel the bass.
Fossora is the follow-up to Björk 2017’s full-length Utopia. The new album will be released Sept. 30.
Björk recently launched a podcast titled Björk: Sonic Symbolism. The first three episodes are available now: Debut, Post, and Homogenic.