TDP Recommends: Bjork’s “Blissing Me”

Screen Shot 2017-11-24 at 11.21.02 AM.pngUtopia, the eighteenth release and ninth studio album from wonderfully strange alternative pop star Bjork, drops this week. If the first single, “Blissing Me,” is any indication, the album will not disappoint. With more than a dozen flutists credited in the liner notes mixed in with other sonic delights, such as “Venezuelan bird calls,” there is no question that Bjork fans will be delighted.

Following her last album, Vulnicura, a critically acclaimed break-up album that didn’t get a lot of love in pop culture, Utopia is intended to be a brighter, lighter release.  This single certainly fits that description. Full of romance and hope, “Blissing Me,” is an airy song with classical baroque sounds combined with unabashedly contemporary lyrics about two music nerds texting each other MP3s. Within this beautifully electronic, harp-filled piece, Bjork thoughtfully declares, “I’m falling in love with a song,” and that’s just what we did when we heard this one.

Dig it, Devils!

 

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