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Army of Me (Björk song)

“Army of Me” is a song by Icelandic recording artist Björk. It was released on April 21, 1995 by One Little Indian as the lead single from her 1995 solo album Post. The song was written and produced by Björk and Graham Massey, who helped her in producing and writing the majority of her third album. “Army of Me” was a commercial success, and the first single from Björk to enter in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. Lyrically, the song was inspired by the damaging behavior of Björk’s brother, and in the lyrics she tells him to stand up and to regain control of his life. The song was well received by music critics, who noted its darkness and praised Björk’s energy.

Björk premiered the song on some gigs during the Debut Tour before the release of the album. She performed it in a series of TV appearances, and notably, for the first time on Top of the Pops with Skunk Anansie. Additionally, the song was performed on every date of the Post Tour. The song was featured on Björk’s compilation album, Greatest Hits (2002).

The song’s music video was the product of another collaboration between Björk and Michel Gondry. It features Björk driving an enormous vehicle through a city, and includes Björk fighting with a gorilla for re-obtaining a diamond, and putting a bomb in a museum to free a boy.

In 2004, Björk, to help the UNICEF, released a charity benefit compilation entitled Army of Me: Remixes and Covers, which featured a series of covers and remix by artists from all over the world.

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