Björk has teamed up with the Icelandic Hamrahlid Choir on a new track called “Cosmogony”.
The acapella work, written by Björk and Icelandic poet Sjón, was first performed by the choir at the launch of Björk’s 2019 tour Cornucopia at The Shed in New York. Now fans can stream a recorded version that will feature on the Hamrahlid Choir’s upcoming album Come and be Joyful.
The lyrics explore the origin of matter and astrophysical systems, while choral harmonies swell and blossom, mimicking the impossible miracle of intelligent life emerging from a primordial soup of organic compounds.
Björk herself was a member of the choir as a teenager and has collaborated with them several times in her solo career. They feature on her 2017 album Utopia and toured the world with her for her Cornucopia show. Their new album features Icelandic folk songs as well as another project with Björk, ‘Sonnets’ and is due for release on December 4.
In the meantime, “Cosmogony” is available to stream now.