The Observer published an extensive interview with Björk over the weekend where the iconic artist discussed the themes behind her upcoming album, Utopia.
Among other things, Björk talked about what she understood as her own utopia. To illustrate the scenario, she referenced the three-eyed fish from a 1990 episode of The Simpsons. Read the short snippet below.
Björk thinks of her utopia as an island, perhaps one that was created out of an eco-disaster, an island where plants have mouths or hover like hummingbirds or grow out of your hands. “Do you know the fish in The Simpsons, that has three eyes? Like that.” (This makes me laugh: Björk is funnier than she’s given credit for.) In her head, women arrive to create a new, better society. They bring kids and music and eco-friendly tech, “and then there is the everyday life on the island”.
The three-eyed fish features in a season two episode of the cartoon entitled Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish. In the episode, Bart catches the fish in the river by the power plant, prompting authorities to inspect the plant and threaten to shut it down if Mr. Burns fails to make sufficient changes.
Utopia is out later this month via One Little Indian. Revisit our extensive run of Björk-related content here.