a juxtapositioning fate
find our mutual coordinate

moments of clarity are so rare
i better document this
at last the view is fierce
all that matters is

who is open chested
and who has coagulated
who can share
and who has shut down the chances

show me emotional respect
i have emotional needs
i wish to synchronize our feelings

what is it that i have
that makes me feel your pain
like milking a stone
to get you to say it

who is open
and who has shut up
and if one feels closed
how does one stay open

we have emotional needs
i wish to synchronize our feelings
oh show some emotional respect

a juxtapositioning fate
find our mutual coordinate

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Production : Björk
Ecriture : Björk
Composition : Björk
Programmation : Björk, Arca et The Haxan Cloak
Ingénieurs du son : Chris Elms, Frank Arthur Blöndahl Cassata et Bart Migal
Mixage : Chris Elms et The Haxan Cloak

A propos du titre

It’s about someone who’s trying to get emotions out of another person. The whole song is emotionally about wanting clarity, wanting simplicity, and talking to someone who wants things to be really complex and foggy and unclear. And you saying, ok, I’ve got clarity : want it or not ? So it’s sort of celebrating simplicity and clarity..."

“I was walking on a beach and I was walking back and forth and the lyrics came along without me really editing them. The strength of this album is really simplicity and the thinking out loud feeling. And I shouldn’t be too clever. It would work against it. So, I kind of just went with the first words that came … [they’re] probably the most obvious lyrics I’ve ever written.”

"It was very important that the strings were cyclical, this chord cycle that gives you this feeling it can go on and on in circles. It gives you this feeling of equilibrium, like the person who’s singing the song is showing some sort of harmony to someone as an example. ... It’s trying, in the most harmonious way possible, to prove a point [laughs]. Because I think staying emotionally open, it’s a choice. I think it’s equally hard for all of us, and we’re just all doing our best, but there’s also a choice : Do you want to try, and maybe fail ... or is it your choice to not even try ?"

“I’m mostly a singer, but I think the way I sing is I usually wait for a day that I’m kind of probably more impulsive than other days in one way or another [laughs]. So when I sing, I go to this place where it’s more similar to when I’m doing a concert — I will not have so much of my brain in there [laughs]. I’ll just warm up my voice, have a coffee and jump in the deep end, where you’re more a performer.”

Extraits du podcast


- Stonemilker premier single et vidéo
- Stonemilker en avant première chez Rough Trade
- Une nouvelle application pour Stonemilker


Stonemilker (patten Rework) 3:24 Patten
Stonemilker (Radio edit) 3:09 Radio



01. Stonemilker - patten Rework (3:24)

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01. Stonemilker - patten Rework (3:24)