Björk To Release Soundtrack To Award-Winning Film

Selmasongs will resemble cast recording, feature Thom Yorke duet.

Selmasongs, Björk's soundtrack to the award-winning film "Dancer in the Dark," in which the dynamic Icelandic singer/producer also stars, will be released Sept.


Songs from the album will be culled entirely from music and dialogue in the film and, according to Björk's spokesperson at Elektra Records, "will be more like a Broadway cast recording than a soundtrack."

"I've Scene It All," a duet between Björk and Radiohead singer Thom Yorke, also will be included on the soundtrack.

Last month, Björk won the Palme D'Or for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her portrayal of a blind Czech immigrant living in the United States in "Dancer in the Dark," which was directed by Lars Von Trier, a member of the Danish innovative film collective Dogma 95.

Despite well-documented disputes between the director and singer, who said she would never act again, the musical also garnered best film honors at Cannes.

"Dancer in the Dark" is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters in the fall.

In addition, Björk's spokesperson denied rumors that the former Sugarcubes frontwoman (born Björk Gudmundsdóttir) was planning to release a live album culled from two London shows last December with the Brodsky Quartet but confirmed that she is recording her next studio album, due in May, in studios around the world.

Björk has recorded four songs with the Brodsky Quartet and Atari Teenage Riot's Alec Empire, which will likely be released as an EP later this year. The song titles are "April," "Five Years," "Sod Off" and "Joga."

The eclectic singer made her acting debut as a child in the 1987 Icelandic movie "The Juniper Tree." Her most recent solo album, 1997's expansive, searching Homogenic, featured "Hunter" (RealAudio excerpt) and the original version of "Joga" (RealAudio excerpt).

Björk will discuss the soundtrack and other topics during a live Web chat on Artist Direct ( on Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT.