by Michael dEstries
Categories: Music.

Gotta love Björk. Her latest single “Earth Intruders” from her upcoming album Volta is playful, beat-heavy, and well, very Björk. The video for the song is laden with environmental symbolism and clearly shows the singer’s concern for what’s happening around us. Take a look at the video below:

According to Björk, the inspiration for the song came during a dream. From MTV.com,

“The song “Earth Intruders,” in particular, was sculpted soon after Björk awoke from a dream she had during a cross-Atlantic flight to New York. In the dream, the singer said a “tsunami of millions and millions of poverty-stricken people” swelled high above the airplane she was a passenger on. Eventually, the wave overtook the plane, hit land and razed the White House into oblivion. ‘It’s a quite chaotic song,’ she said of Volta’s first single. ‘Lyrically, it’s a collection of all of these images’ burned into her memory, from her trip to Indonesia as well as her vivid, in-flight reverie.”

What do you think?

Thanks to Linton for the tip!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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