Náttúra

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"Náttúra"
Single by Björk
Released October 20, 2008 (Digital)
April 20, 2009 (Physical)
Format CD, 12"
Genre Industrial, breakcore, experimental
Length 3:49
Label One Little Indian
Writer(s) Björk
Producer(s) Björk
Björk singles chronology
"The Dull Flame of Desire"
(2008)
"Náttúra"
(2008)
"The Comet Song"
(2010)
Biophilia track listing

"Náttúra" is a song written and recorded by Icelandic singer Björk. The track was released as a single promoting the protection of the Icelandic environment.[1] All proceeds from the single will be donated to the Náttúra Foundation, the environmental preservation campaign after which the song is named.[2] The single was initially discovered by Björk's French language fan website[3] and was later confirmed by the singer's representatives. It was released on October 20, 2008[1] as an iTunes Exclusive, and had a wide digital release on October 27.[4] The song was given a physical release on April 20, 2009 with a white label vinyl released by One Little Indian's web shop.[5]

Pitchfork Media has reported that Radiohead's Thom Yorke contributed to the vocals on "Náttúra".[6] Björk and Yorke previously worked together while recording "I've Seen It All" from Selmasongs, the soundtrack to Dancer in the Dark. Yorke's contribution to the single was initially debated, as Billboard Music stated that the singer-songwriter has not recorded any new material with Björk since 2000.[7] Björk's publicist confirmed that Yorke's contributions were made via file-sharing during the summer of 2008, while Björk was on her Volta tour.[4] Yorke's voice can be heard as atmospheric haze in the background of the song. Other contributors to the track include Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt, and frequent collaborators Mark Bell and Matthew Herbert.[4]

This is Björk's first solo single to be released entirely in Icelandic. It is also the first not to have a corresponding album or video. However, it is bundled with the digital download and included on the digipak edition of Björk's 2011 album Biophilia.

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
European Hot 100 Singles 292
Swedish Singles Chart 36
UK Singles Chart 102[8]

Formats and track listings[edit]

Digital single
  1. "Náttúra" – 3:49
12" white label
  1. "Náttúra" (Switch Remix) – 5:18
  2. "Náttúra" – 3:49

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjork and Thom Yorke Teaming for New Single Pitchfork Media Retrieved 2008-10-13
  2. ^ Björk (Part One) Pitchfork Media Retrieved 2008-10-26
  3. ^ Náttúra bjork.fr - Le site francophone sur Björk Retrieved 2008-10-13
  4. ^ a b c Herbert, Lightning Bolt Drummer on Bjork/Yorke Single Pitchfork Media Retrieved 2008-10-14
  5. ^ [1] One Little Indian Retrieved 2009-04-20
  6. ^ "Nattura" (Stream) Pitchfork Media Retrieved 2008-10-13
  7. ^ New Bjork Single: To Yorke, Or Not To Yorke? Billboard.com Retrieved 2008-10-13
  8. ^ http://zobbel.de/cluk/081101cluk.txt