"The Dull Flame of Desire"
Single release is for the 22. September 2008.
Björk is accompanied on vocals by Antony Hegarty from Antony & The Johnsons. "The Dull Flame of Desire" features lyrics taken from a translation of a poem by Fyodor Tyutchev as it appears in the film "Stalker" by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Song is of the album "Volta" ‘. Previous singles were "Earth Intruders", "Declare Independence", "Innocence" & "Wanderlust". Björk has also commissioned brand new mixes of "Dull Flame" by Modeselektor and Mark Stent as well as a Sinden mix of "Innocence" Mixes come on Limited Edition 12” and CD, Cat No 881TP7CD/881TP12.
Meanwhile the video concept is as unique. Out of hundreds entrants for the “Innocence” music video competition (which ran on www.bjork.com offering new directors the chance to work with Björk), she chose 3 new directors to collaborate on the “Dull Flame” video. Björk and Antony performed against green screen in New York then each director was sent the raw footage to edit and create their piece. Christoph Jantos (Berlin) Masahiro Mogari (Tokyo) & Marçal Cuberta Junca (Girona) are the chosen directors. Each director was given their own section of the film, to develop how they wished - on completion the 3 films were edited together in London to make the final music video.
Source: The Official Björk Website www.bjork.com