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Björk Shares Victimhood Video

Tuesday, 05 September 2023 Written by Jon Stickler

Björk has unveiled a video for Victimhood.

The track appears on the Icelanic artist's 2022 album, 'Fossora', while the accompanying animated clip was directed by Pierre-Alain Giraud, and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, who said:

"I was absolutely fascinated by the song. I couldn’t forget it, I had some dreams about it too. It was a deep connection from the first time I heard it.

"The song deals with things that I often think about, it’s about self-pity and how ridiculous you were or how funny you were in a situation, or in a strange place where you had hard times, and then you see yourself. Instead of pointing at somebody else all the time, it’s so nice to rediscover yourself. To break through the concrete mask of a certain feeling at a certain time. I think in the lyrics themselves, there’s this poetry about a human situation that’s really welcoming for everyone, I think everyone can understand it."

Björk also commented on the track and video:

"I sort of have this illusion idea of myself as being this kind of optimist. But you have to be truthful. It’s trickier to catch the tail of the self-pity for an optimist. Sometimes it becomes the role of the women, in difficult situations to take on the catharsis and emotional work, and if there's some dark shadows or forces in a situation, we’ll convert it into sort of good energy, for other family members, so they don’t have to, we will take care of it.

"That’s a strange kind of victim hat too, you choose to do that, nobody asked you to. That’s maybe where the humour comes in. It’s very interesting. I just love this painting so much. These characters are so magical, they just have such deep, deep meaning for me."

It follows five previously shared videos from 'Fossora': Atopos, Ovule, Ancestress, Sorrowful Soil and the title track

Björk recently kicked off the European leg of her Cornucopia World Tour, which continues with a show in Paris, France on Friday (September 8).

Bjork Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 08 2023 - PARIS Accor Arena (France)
Tue September 12 2023 - MILAN Mediolanum Forum (Italy)
Sat September 16 2023 - PRAGUE O2 Arena Prague (Czech Republic)
Tue September 19 2023 - VIENNA Wiener Stadthalle (Austria)
Sat September 23 2023 - BOLOGNA Unipol Arena (Italy)
Sat November 18 2023 - KRAKOW Tauron Arena (Poland)
Tue November 21 2023 - HAMBURG Barclaycard Arena (Germany)
Fri November 24 2023 - LEIPZIG QUARTERBACK Immobilien ARENA (Germany)
Tue November 28 2023 - ZURICH Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
Sat December 02 2023 - NANTES Zenith (France)
Tue December 05 2023 - BORDEAUX ARKEA ARENA (France)

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