Day 7: Björk – Big Time Sensuality (Desert Sound Colony Cover)

Day 7 of our charity Advent Calendar in aid of Help Musicians.

Björk scored a pop-house hit in 1993 with ‘Big Time Sensuality’ and it began her journey towards employing more electronic sounds in her music. It was fantastically well-received commercially and critically, including a nomination for Best Song in the 1994 MTV Europe Music Awards. Desert Sound Colony’s cover updates the original for 2015 by reinterpreting Bjork’s vocals as the centrepiece for a melancholic, yet equally upbeat piece. Following on from their fantastic cover of David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’, Desert Sound Colony wash their vocals with filters and delay to fashion a unique and ethereal take on a piece of pop music history.

DSC explain the personal significance behind the track:

“Björk has always been a big source of inspiration for me. Not just as a singer and musician but also the direction of the art and design that has come from around her. I remember being shown the video for ‘Big Time Sensuality’ when I was 16 by my mum and being totally transfixed by Björks performance. She had, and always will have, a child-like quality that draws the viewer in and I love that about her. A lot of the Desert Sound Colony tracks have a melancholic undertone, but with this cover I was given an outlet to write something that had joy at its core. I hope you can press play, turn your speakers up and be transported to a true time of happiness.”

Download ‘Big Time Sensuality’ from our Bandcamp. It’s pay-what-you-like, with all donations going to Help Musicians, a charity that supports musicians in times of crisis.

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