Björk was born on October 21, 1966, in Iceland’s capital metropolis, Reykjavik. From the age of six till she was 14, she attended an area music faculty, the place she studied the classics, and discovered to play the flute and the piano. These superb portraits of Björk have been taken by photographer Herb Ritts in 1989, when she nonetheless was within the Sugarcubes.
Within the mid-Nineteen Eighties, the Sugarcubes went from being unbiased Icelandic oddballs to, some mentioned, the most effective band because the Smiths. And with their debut single, “Ein Mol Á Mann”, Björk all of the sudden got here of age: That Voice had arrived.
With precocious little shrieks, and realizing, earthy growls, her beautiful, other- wordly tones wailed with wild abandon, seemingly match to burst with impish delight. Underpinned by the menacing, beckoning rumble of Einar, Siggi and the crew, with “Birthday” the Sugarcubes created one of many few genuinely authentic sounds of the last decade.
After six years of various fortunes, the band which had been based as a joke, had turn into very a lot a severe concern. “I noticed that it was now or by no means,” mentioned Björk. “Both I file all these songs which had been floating in my head for years, in any other case I’d by no means do it.” In 1992 she left the Sugarcubes to go solo.
(function(d) var js, id = 'facebook-jssdk', ref = d.getElementsByTagName('script'); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement('script'); js.id = id; js.async = true; js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js"; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(js, ref); (document));