"Violently Happy" is a song by Icelandic singer Björk, released as the fifth and final single from her album Debut in 1994.
"Violently Happy" is about when you’re a junkie on exchanging emotion, not at one but at the level 200. That thing. And then the person goes away and you really miss someone. When you’re with that person you’re really peaceful because you get what you need back and you both give everything you need to give. And that person goes away and all that exchange is not there so you get your kicks elsewhere, you end up running on rooftops in blizzards, drinking 97 tequilas just to feel. You know what I mean. So it starts off really happy then the longer the person’s away from you, it starts getting self-destructive.
Masters At Work
The two native New Yorkers have amassed an overwhelming body of work in that time, one that includes hundreds of original productions, remixes and side projects, redefining the way we think of music in clubs. Vega and Gonzalez defiantly mix everything they can find – house, hip-hop, funk, disco, Latin, African and jazz – into a universal groove. Their work with Bjork on the track “Violently Happy - Basso Hitto Dubbo” is the quintessential version of the track and a pinnacle of early 90’s techno-pop.
Typography sourced from "Björk Font Galleries" featuring fan-made Björk handwriting and logotype inspired font families available for download.