Hyperballad (5:22)

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From Post and 14 other releases

Written by Björk, produced by Nellee Hooper and Björk. Released in February 1996 as the fourth single from Björk’s second album, ‘Post’. In June 2002 bjork.com organised a webvote, in order to compile the tracklist for the current ‘Greatest Hits’ cd, and ‘Hyperballad’ was voted as the most popular track. The video is directed by Michel Gondry, born in Versailles France. ‘Hyperballad’ was his fourth videoclip for Björk since their first project ‘Human Behaviour’ back in 1993. Resulting in a imaginary clip which is almost impossible to interpret the first time you see it. “Will my eyes be closed or open?”.

“Basically, ‘Hyper-ballad’ is about having this kind of bag going on and three years have passed (in a relationship) and you’re not high anymore. You have to make an effort consciously and nature’s not helping you anymore. So you wake up early in the morning and you sneak outside and you do something horrible and destructive, break whatever you can find, watch a horrible film, read a bit of William Burroughs, something really gross and come home and be like, ‘Hi honey, how are you?’.”

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  • fckblur

    her masterpiece [2]

    27 Mar 7:49pm Reply
  • sixty-forty

    I prefer the video version so much more

    18 Mar 1:55pm Reply
  • VCR-11

    This song touches me like no other.

    11 Feb 3:16pm Reply
  • Talal86

    Still srowing things off!

    9 Feb 10:26pm Reply
  • Cromosome

    mi canción favorita de björk al menos la del presente estado de ánimo que tengo hoy; siempre vuelvo a esta canción con la esperanza de volver a emocionarme, y no exagero, ni se trata de un extrafanatismo. Es una canción que arrastra historia en mi personalidad; momentos, pensamientos... los mejores momentos de mi vida, que no deben ser muchos, los recuerdo con esta canción, y los vinculo y vincularé desde siempre. no sé .

    1 Feb 5:20am Reply
  • DeMax96

    Baba O'Riley in the background <3

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • geidiprimes

    most magical

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • flamencodave

    You know, I wasn't sure about Bjork at first. Maybe it was that duck outfit. :) But her stuff is most cool!

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ben_

    This was my go to "bass test" song for testing stereos back in the day. Through the right system, this song can completely fill a room, so to speak. Listening to it through headphones just can't compare.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • pkflyers

    i love the ending to this song

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • buttgammon

    I've played this so many times but it still never fails to give me goosebumps

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • rrrrrmmmmm

    i imagine what my pussy would sound like slamming against those cocks

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • halcyon6

    Lmao is it really necessary to mention in the wiki that Gondry is from Versailles [2] ROFL

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • xTimxo

    THE REAL QUEEN OF ALL TIME

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • MEL_MEL

    ❤ ♡ ♥

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • gabrieltoscanov

    her masterpiece

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • wilcaz

    pretty sure no songs are better than this

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • phoenixdbp

    she really is gorgeous

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • SasukeJJ

    "i go through all this before you wake up"... it's about early am cardio, right? ;^)

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • The_Avacado

    Love this track.

    24 May 2013 Reply
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