Björk Celebrates Kate Bush Resurgence, Slams Past Sexist Music Critics – Rolling Stone

Björk celebrated the resurgent success of Kate Bush’s “Working Up That Hill” and slammed the sexist music critics who, a long time in the past, dismissed her and Bush in a brand new interview.

Chatting with NME about how the present state of music differs from when she was first beginning out, Björk stated there’s “been an enormous change, and it’s actually arduous to clarify to people who find themselves youthful than me. Simply to see all of the U.S. feminine rappers now; that may by no means have occurred within the ’80s.”

That new surroundings — partly, with a significant push from Stranger Issues’ viewership — helped make Bush’s “Working Up That Hill” into a much bigger worldwide hit now than it was upon its launch in 1985; Björk “can’t even begin to describe” how comfortable she is about Bush’s sudden recognition with a youthful era.

“I used to be at all times fairly offended by how typically Kate Bush was written about like she was insane or a loopy witch – or me being a loopy elf,” Björk instructed NME. “We’re producers. I’ve written all my scores for 20 years, you recognize. I’m not bragging, I’m simply saying that as a result of folks nonetheless need me to be a naïve elf. If we have been guys, we’d be taken extra significantly.”

Björk criticized male critics who praised “rock guys” singing about “tits, beer, and heroin abuse” whereas dismissing “writing from a girl’s perspective” as “a lesser artform.”

“Lastly, Gen Z-ers can think about a girl’s manufacturing or a girl’s world and it not appear insane or a factor that they should ridicule or be frightened of,” Björk stated earlier than quipping, “I positively don’t need girls to take over. I’m fairly comfortable to do 50/50! Let’s do 50 % ‘beers and tits’ and 50 % different stuff.”

Björk’s new album Fossora, which Rolling Stone known as “huge, difficult, and superbly human” in its overview, was launched Friday. 

The follow-up to 2017’s Utopia, Björk beforehand stated of her new LP, “This time across the feeling was touchdown (after my final album Utopia, which was all island within the clouds aspect air and no bass) on the earth and digging my ft into the bottom. It was additionally woven into how I skilled the ‘now’… this time round 7 billion of us did it collectively nesting in our houses quarantining being lengthy sufficient in a single place that we shot down roots.”

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