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Björk Posts Video For 'Fossora' Track Sorrowful Soil

Friday, 02 December 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Björk has released a video for Sorrowful Soil.

The track features on the Icelandic artist's new album, 'Fossora', which came out back in September. The clip, meanwhile, was directed by Vidar Logi, who also helmed the video for the record's first single, Atopos.

It finds Björk performing the track alongside a real path of hot lava from an active volcano. On a website she's dedicated to the song and video, she posted the below:

sorrowful soil is a song i wrote from random improvisations .. i kinda thought i was writing another song but then when i edited it i threw away most of the stuff and this is what stood there staring at me

for me, sorrowful soil and ancestress are the 2 songs on fossora written for my mother ... ancestress is my take on funeral-music but sorrowful soil is written 2 years before and mirrors more that last chapter .

at the time i had been working with the fantastic hamrahlid choir and wanted to give them the piece they deserved , and with that intention unknowingly wrote what the conductor þorgerður ingólfsdóttir said was the most difficult piece they ever sang . it has 9 voices, not the usual 4 ( sopran, alt, teno , bass ) which took the choir evenings of a whole summer to rehearse, i am so incredibly grateful to them for this sacrifice and you can hear all of it in the recording

the lyric is an attempt for an eulogy and instead of the dry fact checking : place of birth , job, marriage , i wanted to celebrate the biological data like the fact that most girls are born with 400 eggs ... and then in their lifetime they make 2-3 nests...

when my grandfather passed away there was a pamphlet at the hospital advising relatives how to talk to loved ones before they pass away. i loved how it went really generic and universal and said that all of them will give families to-do-lists (dry-cleaning and such)

but also ask if they did well .

the last part of the lyric is following this advice

Björk will headline four nights at Langley Park in Perth, Australia as part of the Perth Festival next spring. Head below for ticket details.

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Fri March 03 2023 - PERTH Langley Park
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