Today’s song is the bonus song So Broken by the Icelandic musician Björk from the Japanese version of her 1997 music album Homogenic.
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From The Album – Homogenic (1997) Music in this video Song: So Broken Artist: Björk Writers: Björk Licensed to YouTube by: UMG (on behalf of Virgin Music UK LAS (S&D)); LatinAutorPerf, Polaris Hub AB, ASCAP, UMPI, Kobalt Music Publishing, LatinAutor, UMPG Publishing, AMRA, and 7 Music Rights Societies
Song: So Broken Artist: Bjork Album: Homogenic Live Writers: Björk Licensed to YouTube by: UMG, The Orchard Music (on behalf of One Little Independent); LatinAutorPerf, UMPI, Polaris Hub AB, LatinAutor, AMRA, UMPG Publishing, ASCAP, CMRRA, Kobalt Music Publishing, and 6 Music Rights Societies
From The Album – Homogenic (1997) Music in this video Learn more Listen ad-free with YouTube Premium Song Bachelorette (Family Tree Version) Artist Bjork Album Bachelorette Licensed to YouTube by UMG, WMG (on behalf of Elektra); União Brasileira de Compositores, LatinAutor – UMPG, ASCAP, UMPI, UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor, AMRA, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, LatinAutorPerf, Polaris Hub AB, Kobalt Music Publishing, and 13 Music Rights Societies
Later with Jools Holland (Björk DVD)
“Hyperballad” “Venus as a Boy” “Possibly Maybe” “Bachelorette” “Hunter” “Jóga” “So Broken” Music in this video Learn more Listen ad-free with YouTube Premium Song Bachelorette Artist Bjork Album Homogenic Live Licensed to YouTube by UMG, The Orchard Music (on behalf of One Little Independent); UMPG Publishing, ASCAP, Kobalt Music Publishing, União Brasileira de Compositores, UMPI, Polaris Hub AB, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutorPerf, LatinAutor – UMPG, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, and 11 Music Rights Societies
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
℗ 2002 Elektra Entertainment for the United States and Canada. All rights reserved.
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.
“Bachelorette” is emotionally charged and theatrical, following Homogenic‘s theme of “beats and strings”, but also includes instruments such as timbales, timpani, Alp 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”.