Are these not just excuses
to NOT connect ?
our differences are irrelevant

to only name the flaws
are excuses to NOT connect

I bow to all that you’re given me
thank you for stayin while we learn
to find our resonance
where we DO connect
to find you resonance where we DO connect

if we don’t grow outwards towards love
we’ll implode inwards towards destruction
if my plant doesn’t reach towards you
there’s internal erosion towards all
pursuing the light too hard
is a form of tiding

are these not just excuses
to NOT connect ?
our differences are irrelevant
to insist on absolute justice
at all times it BLOCKS connection
our union is stronger than us

hope is a muscle
that allow us TO connect
hope is a muscle
hope is a muscle

Atopos

2022

Premier single de l’album Fossora, réalisé avec Kasimyn.

Les paroles s’inspirent de l’idée d’« Atopos » chez Roland Barthes, chez qui l’autre (ndrl. l’être aimé) est décrit comme inclassable, d’une originalité dans cesse imprévue. in Fragments d’un discours amoureux, 1977.

the lyrics are inspired by what roland barthes described as the unclassifiable OTHER
“our differences are irrelevant
our union is stronger than us”

Björk

Sometimes, when I really love someone, I will have an interrogation lyric and it’s disguised as my doubts, because I want to be nice – but it’s actually their doubts. / Il arrive, lorsque j’aime véritablement une personne, que je m’interroge à travers des paroles de chanson que je fais passer pour mes pensées, parce que j’ai envie d’être aimable - mais ce sont en réalité les doutes de cette autre personne.

Björk - The Guardian

On Fossora, the search for nuance sounds urgent, even harrowing. The album’s thunderous opener, “Atopos,” features Björk singing, in an agonized tone, that “to insist on absolute justice at all times / it blocks connection.” Its message is both personal and political, a call for fractured homes to work things out. I told her that in the United States, extreme partisanship has made compromise seem fantastical. “You start talking about each other’s kids,” she suggested. “What do you want for them ? I think it’s more about the future and where we’re going. Take the heat off the moment, because it’s unsolvable.”
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The song, she said, was also inspired by the fallout from #MeToo. She aligned herself with the movement in 2017, publicly alleging that she’d been abused on a film set earlier in her career. But she worries that name-and-shame campaigns don’t always serve healing and compassion. “If you cancel everyone, that’s not a solution,” she said. “Especially with younger males, they have to have an opportunity to evolve and grow and learn.”

The Atlantic

Chronologie

24 août : publication de la couverture
6 septembre : diffusion du clip et du single en avant-première sur la BBC Radio 6 Music

Pochette

Photographie : Vidar Logi
Direction artistique : Björk James Merry
Robe : Burberry Riccardo Tisci
Masque : Noir Kei Ninomiya Amazing JIRO
Tour de cou en argent : James Merry
Stylisme : Edda Gudmundsdottir
Maquillage : Hungry
Manucure : sojinails
Spores et typographie : M/M (Paris)

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  • James Merry
  • Kasimyn (Gabber Modus Operandi)
  • M/M (Paris)
  • Vidar Logi

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