Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, and actress, Björk released new song “Ancestress,” off fossora album.
Bjork’s highly anticipated new album Fossora will be released in about a week. Bjork shared a new song called “Ancestress” this morning, following the release of the early songs “Atopos” and “Ovule.” According to Bjork’s Instagram, “Ancestress” is one of two songs on Fossora about her mother. She goes on to say that she wrote “Ancestress” after “her worldly funeral,” and that this is probably a common reaction among musicians, the desire to tell your own version of the story later.
“Ancestress” is a strange and overwhelming piece of music with sweeping strings, bells, and gongs that lasts about seven minutes. The song has its own melody and rhythm, and while singing it, Bjork can reflect on her relationship with her mother. Bjork sings about her childhood at the beginning of the song: “When I was a girl, she sang falsetto lullabies for me with sincerity.” As the song progresses, it becomes a poetic description of what it’s like to witness the death of someone you care about.
Bjork and director Andrew Thomas Huang, who frequently collaborates with her, created the video for “Ancestress.” It belongs to Jodorowsky’s mystical surrealism school. Bjork appears in the video wearing a fancy red veil and leading a group of dancers and musicians through a mountainous area in what appears to be a funeral procession. Look it up below.
- My ancestress has left all manners
- Her pulsating skin rebelling
- The doctors she despised
- Placed a pacemaker inside her…Full Lyrics