From Ronnie Spector to Björk: The eighty-ninth THE weekly playlist, reviewing the musicians we’ve written about all week, is live now. There’s electronic music from David Dann and Carl Craig, R&B from Amanda Reifer, the much-missed Ronnie Spector, rock from Filter and Genesis, cover star Björk, and more.
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From Ronnie Spector to Bjork
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Vince Cuneo of the Venice duo Movie Club said of the late Ronnie Spector that: “The first time I heard Ronnie Spector’s voice was on the Ronettes hit ‘Be My Baby’. Classic songs like this take the listener to a certain place. This particular song makes me feel like I’m back in high school falling in love for the first time and also makes me feel like I’ve traveled to a 1960s restaurant with my whole life ahead of me. Although the production of the song seemed huge because of Phil Spector, the power of Ronnie’s voice creates a truly legendary emotion and nostalgia.
Cover star Björk said of the Cornucopia tour: “The subject of Utopia and Cornucopia was very connected to the environment, but also on a personal level and hopefully on a universal level. But he was trying not to focus on aggression and destruction, which in my case was Vulnicura, the album I did before. How to rebuild a new world and how to keep hope? The songs approach the subject from very different angles, but obviously when you make an album you always write it first and then you say that the songs are very different. But if there’s something that unites them all, you usually don’t understand it until they’re all over.