Björk talks “magic” lost Wu-Tang Clan collaboration

Icelandic star says hanging out with group was "one of my all-time favourite moments"

Björk has revealed that she once collaborated with Wu-Tang Clan on music that was never released, describing the team-up as magic.

The Icelandic musician released her new album ‘Utopia’ today (November 24), what she has described as her “Tinder album”.

Speaking to FACT, Björk said that she initially wanted RZA to contribute beats to her 1997 album ‘Homogenic’ and later linked up with the hip-hop group in New York.


“We wrote a couple of songs together,” Björk said. “Sometimes when you do things and you don’t plan them it’s magic. And I really think what we made was magic. But I think because it wasn’t part of the whole ‘Homogenic’ thing and it wasn’t part of what Wu-Tang were doing at the time, it was better as an idea, if that makes any sense?”

Björk also revealed that hanging out with the group at Tower Records was “one of my all-time favourite moments”.

“I was signing books for an hour, and they sent some of their team, standing there with me,” she said. “That was one of my all-time favourite moments: I had been on my own, so when they turned up I felt very protected. It was magic.”

“In my eyes, they’re punk,” Björk added. “We are definitely [similar]—we do things in, like, a ritual way.”


Recently, Björk announced her next UK gig – headlining London’s new All Points East festival on Sunday May 27, supported by Beck, Father John Misty, Flying Lotus 3D, Mashrou’ Leila, Sylvan Esso, Alexis Taylor, and Agoria Live. Other acts set to play across the APE events include LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Lorde, The National, The War On Drugs and many more. Tickets to the main events are available from 9am on Friday November 3 and will be available here.