Who Sang Courtship? Björk

Björk Utopia cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2017-11-24
length: 4:44
producer: Arca and Björk
conductor: Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir
vocal: Björk
mixer: Heba Kadry
engineer: Bergur Þórisson, Bart Migal and Chris Elms
recording engineer: Chris Elms and Bergur Þórisson
flute: Dagný Marínósdóttir, Björk, Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Steinunn Vala Pálsdóttir, Björg Brjánsdóttir, Puríður Jónsdóttir, Pamela de Sensi, Sigríður Hjördís Indriðadóttir, Emilía Rós Sigfúsdóttir, Sólveig Magnúsdóttir, Berglind Stefánsdóttir and Hafdís Vigfúsdóttir
cello: Júlía Mogensen
choir vocals: Hamrahlíðarkórinn
miscellaneous support: David Toop and Stephen O’Malley
harp: Katie Buckley
cello arranger: Björk
choir vocals arranger: Björk
solo flute: Melkorka Ólafsdóttir, Áshildur Haraldsdóttir and Berglind María Tómasdóttir
synthesizer: Arca
drum machine: Arca
electronic instruments: Arca
double bass: Hávarður Tryggvason
other instruments: Björk, Arca and Robin Carolan
Lyrics
He turned me down
I then downturned another
Who then downturned her
The paralysing juice of rejection
His veins full of lead
He's left with loving what he lost
More than what he has

My snakeskin, cold in the dark
But warms up in the light
I then upturned a green-eyed giant
Who upturned and entered me

Will we stop seeing what unites us
But only what differs?

the ghosts of old loves
Hovering around his orifices
His orifices

As you narrate your own heart-tale
You thread souls into one beam
The love you gave and have been given
To weave into your own dream
I trust myself to re-archive
My love historic stream

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Arisen My Senses
  • 2 Blissing Me
  • 3 The Gate
  • 4 Utopia
  • 5 Body Memory
  • 6 Features Creatures
  • 7 Courtship
  • 8 Losss
  • 9 Sue Me
  • 10 Tabula Rasa
  • 11 Claimstaker
  • 12 Paradisia
  • 13 Saint
  • 14 Future Forever

  • Release information
    label: One Little Indian Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 886446830414
    script: Latin