Everyone knows Stephen Colbert is the toughest interview in town — not even Iceland’s adorable quirk-princess Björk is off the hook when she shows up in his studios.
After delving into the background and composition of her new album-slash-app Biophilia, the million-dollar satirist cut to the heart of the matter, asking the Umlauted One: “Can I lick the album?”
Björk, under her technicolor hairdo, replied positively: “You should give it a go!”
The two also got to talking about her native land’s most intriguing feature: elves.
Colbert wanted to know if the good people of Iceland really believe in elves. Spoiler alert: they do. She then went on to highlight the merits of her people’s traditions and note that elves represent their close relationship with nature. “It’s all about respect,” she told Colbert.
Check out the full interview below:
Of course, Björk didn’t just come to chat. You can watch her perform “Cosmogony” here.