THOM YORKE and Bjork have dueted on a song to be included on the soundtrack of ‘DANCER IN THE DARK’, the new Lars von Trier directed film in which the Icelandic star takes her first cinematic leading role.
The as yet untitled track is to date the only one on which the two artists have been confirmed to appear together, as reported today in the new edition of Melody Maker ([url=]www.melodymaker.co.uk). The magazine’s suggestion that Yorke‘s vocals would be over-dubbed onto those performed by Bjork‘s co-star Peter Stormare (‘Fargo’, ‘Million Dollar Hotel’) have however been denied by a spokesperson for the film’s production company.
Bjork has written and performs some 90% of the material on the soundtrack, with Von Trier himself contributing several tracks.
In the movie, she plays Selma, a Czech immigrant and single mother struggling to make ends meet in a factory in the US.
In contrast to ‘The Idiots’ and the bleak ‘Breaking The Waves’, Von Trier‘s previous two films, ‘Dancer In the Dark’ is said to be a somewhat sentimental departure, borrowing heavily from the Hollywood tradition of musicals.
It is set to open in Britain during September following a premier at the Cannes Film Festival.
Meanwhile, Radiohead will set out on a European and Israeli tour through June to August. Their one-off British appearance at Scott Walker‘s Meltdown Festival on July 1 has already sold out.
The band have to date premiered two tracks – ‘There, There’ and ‘Wicked Child’ – for possible inclusion on their as yet untitled new album through the official Radiohead website [url=]www.radiohead.co.uk.
The album has tentatively been slated for a September/October release.