Hyperballad (5:22)

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From Post and 17 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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  • Thero151

    gorgeous masterpiece ♥

    26 Sep 11:07pm Reply
  • halffool

    luv her

    20 Sep 12:26pm Reply
  • Tidal__

    Seriously the best thing ever.

    9 Sep 7:59pm Reply
  • postmadesign

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOHH (mad dancing)

    21 Aug 1:42pm Reply
  • splatterdick

    "i imagine what my pussy would sound like slamming against those cocks"... thats the club mix

    17 Aug 9:41pm Reply
  • eirhnouki7

    masterpiece ♥

    27 Jul 8:11am Reply
  • Meilyng5

    me gusta mucho o.O

    11 Jul 9:53pm Reply
  • red0moon

    A classic!

    6 Jul 4:12am Reply
  • splatterdick

    "Michel Gondry, born in Versailles" OOOOH FANCY FRANCY

    24 Jun 8:37pm Reply
  • shinobi001

    This sweet lady was artistically years ahead of her contemporaries.

    16 Jun 5:33am Reply
  • LouisaViolet

    The bass

    12 Jun 4:06pm Reply
  • icetune

    THE VOICE. THE BEAT. THE STRINGS AT THE END. THE EVERYTHING

    29 Apr 11:52am Reply
  • fckblur

    her masterpiece [2]

    27 Mar 7:49pm Reply
  • sixty-forty

    I prefer the video version so much more

    18 Mar 1:55pm 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
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