Time Off magazine spoke with Bjork, who talked about her collaboration with Timbaland for two tracks on her new album ‘Volta’. “I know I spend a lot of time in interviews talking about long distance collaborations and how it has to be organic for me, but the Timbaland thing has to be a bit of an exception for me because we wrote those songs a year ago and after that his life got incredibly busy,” she explained. “He went and did the Justin Timberlake thing and the Nelly Furtado thing and he was off doing TV performances with them in Japan and just didn’t have a lot of time, so I ended up finishing the songs myself which wasn’t a bad thing. I felt honored that he trusted me. I don’t think he’s done that with anyone else. He’s not a close friend but there’s been a mutual admiration. He did sample my song ‘Yorka’, like, 11 years ago and made a track out of it and talked a lot about how much he loved ‘Venus As A Boy’. It had Indian strings in it, which he really liked, and there’s been talk through the years of us doing stuff and it never really happened. I guess I was ready now to do a fully bloody uptempo tribal album so this seemed to be the time. But as different as we are, we do have things in common. And it was interesting going into the studio and in three hours we had seven songs or something. I thought, ‘I’ve never worked like this – how fast!’. And he said to me, ‘I’ve never worked like this – how fast!’.” Timeoff.com.au has since removed the full article.
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