‘I was an asshole back then... I had a massive chip on my shoulder and didn’t really know how to deal with it’
Björk’s son Sindri Eldon has enraged the Twitter mob after an old interview where he claims to be a better songwriter than his mum went viral.
In the interview, which was published 15 years ago but resurfaced on Twitter this Saturday (July 10), Eldon is quoted as saying: “My main statement will be to prove to everyone what I’ve secretly known for ages: that I’m a better songwriter and lyricist than 90 per cent of Icelandic musicians, my mother included.”
Understandably, fans took to Twitter to voice their discontent, to which Eldon responded: “Ok. first, I think it has to be said that this is from like 15 yrs ago,” he wrote on Twitter. “I was an asshole back then, drinking a lot and in a toxic relationship. I had a massive chip on my shoulder and didn’t really know how to deal with it.”
“The interview being quoted was done via email by a guy called Bob Cluness who was my friend at the time, so the responses were meant to be kinda tongue-in-cheek and jokey,” he explained. “I was very bitter and angry, yes, but I was also just dicking around.”
The now-35-year-old reflected on his former self, adding: “Anger, self-loathing, and self-sabotage are things I’ve struggled with a lot in my life. Like everyone who likes their parents, I grew up wanting to be like them, but they made it look so easy, so I didn’t really put the work in like I should.”
“I guess that’s it, I have nothing more to say, but feel free to ask if you want clarification on any particular point. I just wanted to seize this opportunity to announce that I am not the guy who said those things, not anymore, and if ppl are gonna laugh at me and judge me, they should know that I also think the guy in that photo was just a titanic asshole that I no longer relate to.”
“That doesn’t absolve me douchy things I said, I know, but I think society is in some small way to blame here.”
Elsewhere, Björk is set to star in Robert Eggers’ upcoming Viking revenge film, The Northman. Set in 10th century Iceland, the film follows a Nordic prince as he seeks revenge for his father’s death. As announced in August last year, Björk is set to star alongside her daughter, Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney.
ok. first, i think it has to be said that this is from like 15 yrs ago. i was an asshole back then, drinking a lot and in a toxic relationship. i had a massive chip on my shoulder and didn’t really know how to deal with it 1/ https://t.co/8yTDnbRkAG— hadrosaur communist guy (@sindrieldon) July 11, 2021
anger, self-loathing and self-sabotage are things ive struggled with a lot in my life. like everyone who likes their parents, i grew up wanting to be like them, but they made it look so easy, so i didn’t really put the work in like i should 4/— hadrosaur communist guy (@sindrieldon) July 11, 2021