Björk’s music often escapes simple classification. To describe the concept behind her new album ‘Utopia’, which is out November 24 via One Little Indian, the Icelandic artist plumped for a 1990 cartoon reference.
In a new interview with The Observer, Björk compared her utopia to Blinky, the three-eyed fish from The Simpsons Season 2 episode Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish.
Read the excerpt from The Observer article below:
“Björk thinks of her utopia as an island, perhaps one that was created out of an eco-disaster, an island where plants have mouths or hover like hummingbirds or grow out of your hands. “Do you know the fish in The Simpsons, that has three eyes? Like that.” (This makes me laugh: Björk is funnier than she’s given credit for.) In her head, women arrive to create a new, better society. They bring kids and music and eco-friendly tech, “and then there is the everyday life on the island”.
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