New Bjork single: to Yorke, or not to Yorke?

Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:10am EDT
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By Jonathan Cohen

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Icelandic vocalist Bjork will release a new single featuring backing vocals from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke on October 20, according to her camp.

The only problem: according to Radiohead's management, Yorke hasn't recorded anything new with Bjork, although the possibility remains that his contribution to the single, "Nattura," is a sample or was taped at some point in the past.

No additional information about the nature of the collaboration was available about the single, which shares its name with an organization devoted to protecting Iceland's environment. Bjork played a benefit concert with fellow Iceland natives Sigur Ros on behalf of Nattura this summer.

Bjork and Yorke previously sang together on "I've Seen It All," from the 2000 film "Dancer in the Dark," in which Bjork starred. Meanwhile, Radiohead has announced its first live dates of 2009. The group will play March 15-17 at Foro Sol in Mexico City.


<p>Icelandic singer Bjork performs during the 32nd Paleo Music Festival in Nyon July 25, 2007. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse</p>