There’s no denying that after all of these years Bjork’s fans still think she’s the hottest thing since sliced bread. I attended her live performance at The Fox Theatre last night, and I left with the overwhelming feeling that despite chatter about the music industry going down the toilet, there are still certain performers who are impacting their audience and deeply defying the present state of things. Surprisingly enough, the crowd ranged from indie hipsters to parents with young children; everybody standing the entire time and dancing in unison.
In expected Bjork fashion, the show was a visual smorgasbord, complete with oversized banners of woodland creatures, flat-screen TVs visualizing the electronic antics taking place on stage, flames and lasers, confetti falling from the rafters and Bjork in a flowing pink and white dress. An entirely female children’s choir on risers to the right proved to be one of the most entertaining aspects of the live performance, outside of Bjork herself. These girls were talented beyond their years, morphing from role to role: an angelic choir, a full-fledged brass section and a stationary dance troupe.
All visuals aside, Bjork’s voice is sumptuous and solid, and she seems like she’s having the time of her life performing, which is probably why there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. Her beat-heavy, slightly dissonant style remains artfully unique, setting her apart from most of the cookie-cutter bands infiltrating the music scene today.