Björk – Bachelorette

Björk – Bachelorette

What is it?

Today’s song is the song Bachelorette by the Icelandic musician Björk from her 1997 music album Homogenic.

björk : bachelorette

Here are the descriptions for the videos above:

From The Album – Homogenic (1997)
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Bachelorette (Family Tree Version)
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Later with Jools Holland (Björk DVD)

“Venus as a Boy”
“Possibly Maybe”
“So Broken”
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Homogenic Live
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Official video for bachelorette by björk – HD reupload

directed by michel gondry.
Written by björk/sigurjón birgir sigurdsson (aka sjón).

® 1997 BjörkOverseas Ltd/One Little Indian Records Ltd.

Provided to YouTube by Atlantic Records/ATG

Bachelorette · Bjork

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Producer: BJORK
Masterer: Howie Weinberg
Mixer: Mark ‘Spike’ Stent
Writer: BJORK
Writer: Sigurjon Birgir Sigurdsson

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Here is how Wikipedia describes this song:

Bachelorette is a song recorded by Icelandic singer Björk for her third studio album Homogenic (1997).[a]

Released as its second single on 1 December 1997, the song was originally written for a film by Bernardo Bertolucci, but the project was withdrawn.

The lyrics for “Bachelorette” were written by Sjón, a friend and collaborator of the singer.

The song’s accompanying music video was noted for its surrealistic art direction, leading to a win at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.

Music And Lyrics

Björk wrote about the writing process of “Bachelorette” on her website:

Because I wanted the lyrics to be so epic, I got my friend Sjón – who’s a poet in Iceland – to write them.

We sat together at the kitchen table and drank a lot of red wine and I told him the whole story for hours and days, and he wrote the words from that story.[3]

“Bachelorette” is emotionally charged and theatrical, following Homogenic‘s theme of “beats and strings”, but also includes instruments such as timbalestimpaniAlp horn and accordion, among others, which helped make the song stronger and more dramatic.

Björk described the song’s lyrical theme as “Isobel goes to the city”.

What Is It About?

Lyrics (By Google Search)

I’m a fountain of blood
In the shape of a girl
You’re the bird on the brim
Hypnotized by the Whirl

Drink me, make me feel real
Wet your beak in the stream
Game we’re playing is life
Love is a two-way dream

Leave me now, return tonight
Tide will show you the way
If you forget my name
You will go astray
Like a killer whale
Trapped in a bay

I’m a path of cinders
Burning under your feet
You’re the one who walks me
I’m your one way street

I’m a whisper in water
Secret for you to hear
You are the one who grows distant
When I beckon you near

Leave me now, return tonight
The tide will show you the way
If you forget my name
You will go astray
Like a killer whale
Trapped in a bay

I’m a tree that grows hearts
One for each that you take
You’re the intruder hand
I’m the branch that you break

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Bjork Gudmundsdottir / Sirgurjon Birgir Sigurdsson

Bachelorette lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

My Thoughts

I found this song when I was trying to find which song that the song Christmas In The Silent Forest by Ilaria Graziano and Yoko Kanno from the anime music soundtrack Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. 3 was possibly inspired by.

Christmas in the Silent Forest

I found an online forum where someone mentioned that Christmas In The Silent Forest sounded like Björk during her Homogenic era.

I had no idea what that meant, but when I looked it up on YouTube, I found out that Homogenic was one of her albums.

As I listened to the album, this song stood out as I recognized some familiar instrumentals, and part of the mood that both reminded me of some parts of the song Christmas In The Silent Forest.

I have not finished listening to the album Homogenic yet, but so far the song Bachelorette sounds the closest to the song Christmas In The Silent Forest of the songs that I have heard on the album so far.

Anyway, I actually like the song Bachelorette, it is a unique song that goes good with daydreaming as I walk outside; I can even imagine this song being used for a James Bond movie.

The live performance of this song that I have added below is surprisingly good as well, it is almost exactly like the album version, which is impressive because it does not look lip-synced to me.

This song seems sad to me and I can relate to it oddly.

It is definitely a song that goes well with certain types of moods.

It reminds me of love lost / love that never was / love that never will be / love that can not be / love that is wished for / love that is hoped for / love that is dreamed of / love that is daydreamed of / love that is thought of / love that is searched for / love that is longed for / love that is not yet obtained / love that is not reciprocal / reciprocated.

When I looked at the lyrics I was surprised that they were different than I thought, because of her pronunciation of certain words et cetera, and the lyrics were surprisingly poetic / symbolic / personal.

My favorite verse is probably the creative and thoughtful and poetic and profound:

Love is a two-way dream

I could be imagining things, but listen to the song Christmas In The Silent Forest.

See if you notice any similarities between it and the song Bachelorette during some parts (especially some instrumentals in the background, and during some slower moments):

Christmas in the Silent Forest

The end,

  • John Jr

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