BJORK • Biophillia Tour
Bjork is back and we got to see her perform in an intimate setting at Roseland Ballroom.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the cooky singer perform live, but boy was it worth the wait. Centring the stage in the middle of The Roseland Ballroom, with doting fans surrounding her from every side, Bjork performed a very understated set. With a simple blackout between each song on the Biophillia album, the intimacy of the setting really lent itself to the truly artist production of the show. Suspended above the stage were multiple screens displaying a range of short videos spanning simple black and white graphics to intense underwater scenes of starfish feasting on a dead sealion, which, not so coincidently the apps which supported the release of each song last year. Every element of the show seemed incredibly thoughtful and yet the performance still seemed organic and natural and with a simple ‘Thank you’ squeak by the Icelandic star in between songs, she at once made you fall in awe and like it’s one of your friends up on stage. (IF ONLY)
Squeezed into a electric blue latex dress and wearing what can only be described as a flaming birds nest on her head, it was surprising to see the star move around the stage giving the fans on each side the view they wanted. Supporting her were an amateur choir from Iceland, who’s naivety and innocence only amplified the simplicity of the show.
Sending us off home with her anthem ‘Declare Independence’, Bjork left the audience upbeat and ready to party after a serene art-house style performance. What is truly magnificent is how this superstar who has been off the radar for so long has managed to comeback and be at the forefront of her game. Leading the way in binding music and technology, Bjork has pulled in the big guns to demonstrate in a truly artistic manor what someone of her status should be doing. With the like of ‘the queen of pop’ making her return which at the moment seems a little ”reductive’, Bjork is showing how a comeback should really be done.