Pop Star Bjork Talks About Unreleased Wu-Tang Collaboration
(AllHipHop News) Icelandic pop star Bjork will always treasure her 'lost' collaboration with rappers the Wu-Tang Clan, even though their music "magic" will never be released.
The It's Oh So Quiet hitmaker reveals she initially contacted the hip-hop group's leader RZA to produce a few beats for her 1997 album Homogenic, but their timing didn't work out.
She then flew to New York to meet the stars, and they ended up bonding during a little impromptu studio session.
"We wrote a couple of songs together," Bjork told FACT Magazine . "Sometimes when you do things and you don't plan them, it's magic. And I really think what we made was magic. But I think because it wasn't part of the whole Homogenic (album) thing and it wasn't part of what Wu-Tang were doing at the time, it was better as an idea, if that makes any sense?"
The songs have never been released, but they stayed in touch, and following the release of her self-titled 2001 coffee table book, Bjork received an unexpected visit from some members of the rap crew during a promotional tour stop.
"I was signing books for an hour, and they sent some of their team, standing there with me," she recalled of the Tower Records fan event. "That was one of my all-time favorite moments: I had been on my own, so when they turned up I felt very protected. It was magic."
Gushing about their work, she added, "In my eyes, they're punk. We are definitely (similar) - we do things in, like, a ritual way."