When Bjork started her solo career in the early 1990s, she was living in London and was heavily influenced by the dance scene, particularly the more leftfield and experimental producers. All her early singles came with interesting choices of remixers. Today, ex-PIL Jah Wobble and Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass).
“Play Dead” was released as a single in 1993. It is a dark piece underscored by moody strings with lyrics apparently about acting numb to prevent emotional pain. It was originally a non-album track recorded for the film The Young Americans (starring Harvey Keitel) and intended as a single-only release, but it was later added as a bonus track to UK and Japanese copies of Björk’s album Debut. The song was co-written by Jah Wobble and David Arnold, and was later remixed by Tim Simenon. At the time it was her most successful UK single, reaching number twelve.
Bjork and David Arnold – Play Dead (Tim Simenon 12″ Remix)
Bjork and David Arnold – Play Dead (Tim Simenon Instrumental)
Bjork website

~ by acidted on July 10, 2008.

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