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Björk Re-releases ‘Vulnicura’ As A String Album

Everybody’s favourite unconventional singer Björk has just released a string version of her acclaimed eighth album ‘Vulnicura’, due out on Friday, November 6.

The first track released from the album is Lionsong, a dramatic and evocative song with Björk’s disjointed vocals fitting perfectly with the wailing of the violin.  

The original version of ‘Vulnicura’ layered the boom and crack of electronic beats with an intense vocal melody and string arrangements by Björk. The new version however is wholly comprised of strings, with new violin solos by Una Sveinbjarnardóttir and strings records by a Viola Organista.

Björk used the only Viola Organista in the world to perform some of the arrangements; an instrument which was designed originally by Leonardo Da Vinci but not built until after his lifetime. The instrument uses a friction belt to vibrate individual strings (similar to a Violin), with the strings selected by pressing keys on the keyboard (similar to an organ).

Take a listen to the new version of Lionsong here:

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