Vertebrae By Vertebrae


  • Björk describing her songwriting technique in Q Magazine October 2007: "'Vertebrae By Vertebrae' has images of Mother Nature unfurling her tail. I live in New York part-time where people are terrified of nature, so I wanted to turn Mother Nature into a B-movie character."
  • In the same article, Björk says of the album: "Volta is a voyage - a lot of it was written on a boat (a houseboat she shares with partner and artist, Matthew Barney). That was reflected in the African and Chinese musicians we used." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2

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  • The R from Hoboken, NjThis song is also about her daughter while in the womb.
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