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Hope (4:02)

"On 'Hope' Timbaland did a beat, and I sang on top, and then I took his beat and layered it and chopped it so it's way more chaotic than how he did it, where the bass drum is doing an irregular stereo thing. And then afterwards I wrote a bassline and took it to Toumani Diabaté who played kora over it. So it became not so much a Björk /Timbaland thing, it sort of took on its own life a little bit."

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  • "I'm not sure why people are saying this is bad. The subject and tune are very moving, and the lyrics are very direct. Maybe that directness is your problem. But let me make it even clearer for you: She's asking you to consider multiple perspectives in extreme circumstances of sacrifice--ideologically brainwashed person achieving the goal they gave their life for or not, pretending to be pregnant to do so or actually giving up an unborn life, and ultimately, the question of what creates the boundaries of valor--whether any goal is worth these tactics or these sacrifices. I am consistently moved by the kora and the melody line and I don't care who isn't." PREACH
  • it's not even the lyrics that makes this the worst song on volta. the problem is that this song is BORING [2]
  • the ending brings tears to my eyes every time
  • this is so fucking good i wanna go into the weeds and dance naked
  • It's one of the best in the album IMO [4] I can't believe this is getting hate.
  • Really beautiful
  • I love this song so much, ya'll must be DEAF
  • Worst song on worst album? You people are crazy. [4]
  • One of the few truly terrible songs she's written, and probably the worst of the lot. [2]
  • One of my favourite Bjork songs!

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