Björk makes music for iPad app, saves the environment with karaoke

While some might call Björk a weirdo (A swan dress? Really?), we would call her a visionary. On top of her crazy, ethereal music, Björk is all about making the world a better place. Case in point, the Icelandic singer is making music for an iPad app about the planets and stars (via Pitchfork) and she’s using karaoke to save the environment. We smell a Nobel Peace Prize in someone’s future…

The app in question is called Solar System and features “3D realizations” of our solar system accompanied by a three-minute instrumental piece from Björk. The track, which you can check out below, was “specially adapted by Björk from her forthcoming Biophilia project”, which is the singer’s upcoming LP and potentially the “scientific musical” she was collaborating on with Michel Gondry. Stay tuned for more on that as it’s announced.

When she isn’t busy helping you navigate space, Björk will be busy tomorrow (January 6th) at “The Voice of the People” event, a karaoke marathon held in Reykjavík to help raise awareness for Iceland’s natural resources and to garner 15,000 signatures for a petition to make said resources publicly owned (via The Reykjavík Grapevine). Björk and journalist Ómar Ragnarsson will duet to kick the event off, which is then open to the public to embarrass their way through a catalog of 16,000 songs. Dibs on “Jessie’s Girl”!


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