Bjork The Kindest Star on the Planet

Essay by Luke Foster

“Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature – it’s the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century.” Bjork

Bjork is my favourite musician and she is a casual genius when it comes to composing her music. But it’s her campaigning to save the environment that has been the greatest inspiration for me.

My favourite Bjork video is her MTV unplugged concert in the mid nineties and I have literally watched that video ten or more times.

Born and raised in Reykjavík, Björk began her music career at the age of 11 and gained international recognition as the lead singer of the alternative rock band the Sugarcubes.[ After the band’s breakup in 1992, Björk embarked on a solo career, coming to prominence with albums such as Debut (1993), Post (1995), and Homogenic (1997), while collaborating with a range of artists and exploring a variety of multimedia projects. Her other albums include Vespertine (2001), Medúlla (2004), Volta (2007), Biophilia (2011), Vulnicura (2015) and Utopia (2017).” Wikipedia

Bjork is famous for turning down multiple lucrative record deals when the sugar cubes emerged as she didn’t want to sell out.

“I’m a bit of a nerd, I wouldn’t mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles.” Bjork

I love Bjork’s wacky and outlandish costumes and she never fails to impress on the red carpet.

“There’s something about the rhythm of walking, how, after about an hour and a half, the mind and body can’t help getting in sync.” Bjork

I love this quote and I heartedly agree. My favourite thing to do is walk on the beach and get my mind and body in sync.

“Nature hasn’t gone anywhere. It is all around us, all the planets, galaxies and so on. We are nothing in comparison.” Bjork

This is my favourite Bjork quote and it shows how down to earth and spiritual she is.