Jórunn Vidar

Jórunn Vidar is a really grand old lady. When she studied composition in Berlin before the Second World War, she knew Hitler and Leni Riefenstahl, but I won’t go into that now. When I called her to ask about using her music, she said, ’Oh, it must be lovely having a little girl. She must be such an inspiration to you.’

I was a bit confused at first, because I hadn’t realised that the song is actually a lullaby that was written for a little girl with blue eyes. It’s so weird, because I’ve been working with that piece of music for four years now, and four years ago I had no clue that I was going to have a little blue-eyed girl of my own.

Björk, Independent, 13 august 2004