Björk sounds great on her new single “Nattura.” Thom Yorke (that guy from Radiohead) adds smeary, windy way-ambient backing vocals, but the most prominent ingredient is Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale’s dark, heavily tribal percussion. (He also brought that amazing end-times feel to Volta‘s “Dull Flame Of Desire.”) This new track, written/produced by Björk, and which includes Matthew Herbert on synth/bass and longstanding ally Mark Bell on electronic beats, might bring you back to Post (or maybe Liars on Enjoyed). Whatever the case, it feels different and darker than Volta.
It’s a definite keeper. Plus, all proceeds from the sale of the track go towards funding the Nattura environmental campaign. (Remember, that’s why she did that show with Sigur Rós at the Botanical Garden on Laugavegur in Reykjavik this past June.)
“Nattura” will be available next Monday (10/20) on nattura.info, where you’ll also find a donation page. As mentioned, 100% of the proceeds go to support Icelandic environmental causes.
[Thumbnail photo by Ohashi Jin via bjork.com.]