A master reveals.
The Icelandic artist explained that the song is “about someone who’s trying to get emotions out of another person” and asking for simplicity and clarity.
“It was very important that the strings were cyclical, this chord cycle that gives you this feeling it can go on and on in circles,” she said. “It gives you this feeling of equilibrium, like the person who’s singing the song is showing some sort of harmony to someone as an example.”
As Pitchfork reports, next year’s Song Exploder guests will include Oneohtrix Point Never and Kelela talking about ‘Rewind’.
Stream the podcast and then watch Björk’s new video, shot from inside her mouth.