Bjork and Ennio Morricone received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf earlier this month. The award is not just recognition but also comes with some cash, 1 million kronor ($136,000). Bjork sat in the audience looking like a glam doll. The highlight of the evening were the three musical performances honoring the Icelandic songstress. Swede Robyn tackled the opus “Hyperballad.” Ane Brun did a convincing reading of “Jóga” and “Human Behaviour” was reinvented by Wildbirds & Peacedrums.
It takes balls to cover Bjork. And these three performances proved that her songs are universal and not novelty. They’re gorgeous.