“Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime” is a hit ballad single written by James Warren and first performed by the pop band The Korgis, of which Warren was lead singer. He has said it took only 10 or 15 minutes to write, literally singing the first thing to come into his mind, as he played both the chords and melodies on the piano. Warren has also said producer David Lord added the big arrangement and strings.
In 2014, Beck also covered the song for the Michel Gondry film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This cover was also used at the end of episode 12 of the TV series Dollhouse and in episode 4 of Luther.
Today at 8pm, Björk will perform an exclusive 4-hour DJ Set for Sónar 2017’s Opening Night, on the Fira Montjuïc’s SonarHall stage (this performance requires a separate ticket from the SonarPass and Delegate Pass). This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy an intense and highly anticipated sonic adventure of disparate genres that have influenced her career, stretching from experimental electronica and modern grime, through to traditional music from around the world. The Icelandic artist typically shies away from orthodox dance floor trends, focusing more on an abstract and kaleidoscopic sound, incorporating inspirations from a wide range of sound sources and displaying innovative nuances to her continuously challenging and exuberant musical discourse.
“Björk Digital” will open on the same day, Wednesday 14th June, at Barcelona’s Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB) and will run until September 24. Björk Digital has been conceived as an immersive exhibition using Virtual Reality to understand and experience first-hand the unique creative universe of Björk. The exhibition combines performance, cinema, installation, video and interaction and includes several audiovisual pieces produced with the latest technology in the field of Virtual Reality. It will showcase several pieces of her work made in collaboration with artists including Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight, Stéphan Sednaoui; and recent collaborators Jesse Kanda, Andrew Thomas Huang, Warren du Prees and Nick Thornton Jones.
“Bjork Digital” is a co-production between the CCCB and Sold Out, in collaboration with Sónar. Furthermore, Björk will also give a talk at Sónar+D, the Digital Culture and Creative Technologies Congress, which this year focuses on the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality applied to the arts. Björk will speak about her close ties to the audio-visual world, a central theme of her exhibition, on Wednesday June 14, the day exclusively for Delegate Pass holders.