It was released on 21 April by One Little Indian as the lead single from the album. She performed it in Rifftide - Various - Four Decades Of Jazz - A Musical History Of Xanadu series of TV appearances, and notably, for the first time on Top of the Pops with Skunk Anansie.
Additionally, the song was performed on every date of the Post Tour. It features the singer driving an enormous vehicle through a city, fighting with a gorilla for re-obtaining a diamond and putting a bomb in a museum to free a boy.
Stop whining! Wash your hair! Smarten yourself up! The single was released on April 21, as a two-CD edition. The cave version of "Cover Me" was recorded in a cave in Bahamasand sounds of flying bats can be heard in the background. I'm not sure why I wrote it.
Maybe I felt that Debut had been such a polite, shy album — there was a side of me that was so shy and such a beginner, I was very flattered when everyone loved Debut but also a bit confused because it wasn't really me.
Maybe 'Army Of Me' was an attempt to balance it out. Mim Udovitch has described the song as "grinding techno fusion". Eric Handerson of Slant Magazine found that the song "provocatively merges a Weather Pomodori Da Marte - Ivan Cattaneo - A Qualcuno Piace Ivan!
- 75-77-79 I Suoi Primi 3 Album jazz-fusion bass riff with a heavy-timbered rock drumbeat to match her contemptuous vocal delivery 'Self-sufficience, please! Refreshingly Icelandic sentiments",  and further stating that "'Army Of Me' not only sounds fabulous—Led Zeppelin and techno welded together into a surging, operatic whole—but possesses a briskly pull-yourself-together tone. The first single from 's otherwise buoyant Post and a featured track on the Tank Girl soundtrack, as well as in the film.
The singer "said that she wanted to capture that 'tanker-truck' feeling, the sense Army Of Me - Björk - Post The Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) - Living Strings - Holiday For Two big machine grinding unstoppably through town"  and further stated: "I thought I should be driving a very, very big truck to try to wake this person who's asleep, so I get the St Marks Place - Skip The Use - Can Be Late truck in the world, and I'm so mad I've got metallic teeth, because when you're really angry, you grind your teeth.
So I have to go to the dentist, who tries to steal away from me a Army Of Me - Björk - Post I don't know I have. When Michel [Gondry] gets his strokes of genius and, in the video for "Army of Me", wants a dentist that's a gorilla to find a diamond in my mouth, some people call it nonsense. But it's probably the most realistic way of expressing what situation I'm in — all these people trying to take things away from me, and the gorilla finding a diamond that I don't know I have and then stealing it.
I have to stand up and fight the fucking gorilla. Once I've got the diamond and I run away with it, it becomes massive 'cos it's mine. But if the gorilla had kept it, it Last Item - The Final Damage have gone really tiny. That's surrealism for me. The first seconds of the music video show a young man in cryonic slumber. The passers-by seem to ignore the mass of the vehicle.
Before floating off the vehicle, she turns to the camera and shows metallic teeth. The vehicle's engine assembly consists of a mouth in which all of the teeth appear rotten, comically exaggerated by a shaggy-looking man engulfed in a stench-cloud crawling out of the mouth and offending passers-by. While she is going to the room of the dentist, her image appears reflected in a series of mirrors that make it impossible to distinguish her real self.
She is examined by the dentist, an anthropomorphic gorilla, who discovers a diamond in her mouth. She takes the diamond back to her vehicle, all the while it multiplies in size until she is barely able to carry it. She then drives to a museum and proceeds inside, carrying a satchel containing a bomb. Sneaking past the museum's guards, she places the bomb Army Of Me - Björk - Post one of the exhibits - the young man seen in the beginning of the video lying on an altar in a deep sleep.
She then bolts toward the museum's exit, concerning the guards and other patrons. She makes it out of the building just moments before the bomb explodes. After the explosion, she re-enters the building to find the man from the altar, who appears to have been just wakened by the blast. The video was well received by critics. Tim Walker of The Independent thought that "catchy, commercial song that was utterly original, and she's easily beautiful enough to have taken advantage of her sexuality in the video, but instead she got Michel Gondry to make a brilliant promo about her going to a gorilla dentist to get a huge diamond pulled out of her mouth".
One area shows a person observing a work which is a painting of a person in an art museum observing a work. After the explosion, everything is torn apart, bathed in smoke. There exists some version of the music video which censored the explosion of the bomb, and some showing "To Be Continued" at the end.
The song was performed in a few live shows. This particular performance featured additional vocals Sketchpads - Smokers Die Younger - Sketchpads Skin. The song was performed on the Debut Tour before the official release. The performance was called "extra-gritty"  and the accompaniment of Parkins was described as giving the song "fresh urgency".
The song was performed again in summer in Lollapalooza Chile as part of the Biophilia Tour replacing most of the instrumental part with a Tesla Army Of Me - Björk - Post. The Army Of Me - Björk - Post received a wide coverage from other artists. German metalcore band Caliban covered this song on their album The Undying Darkness. The female vocals on the chorus were recorded by Tanja Keilen.
Belgian metal band Silent covered this song on their self-titled demo. Abandoned Poolsan alternative rock band have also covered the song, which is available on The Reverb EP. Oliver Weers, a Danish rock vocalist made semi-famous by his participation in the Danish X Factor inreleased a heavy metal -style cover version of "Army of Me" in on an album entitled Get Ready.
Australian alternative metal band Beanbag covered the song on their second album Welladjusted. French progressive metal band Klone also recorded a cover of the song as a bonus track on their album Black Days. Italian nu metal band Exilia recorded a cover of this song on their album Can't Break Me Down in In addition to appearing in Tank Girl inthe Army Of Me - Björk - Post was included in the soundtrack of Sucker Punch with further instrumentation by Skunk Anansie and remixing by Marius de Vries.
The song has also been used in an episode of The Handmaid's Tale, and more recently in the second episode of the first season of A Discovery Of Witches.
Credits adapted from Post album liner notes. Several other remixes and covers appear on Army of Me: Remixes and Covers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. CD 12" cassette. The lyric is about people who feel sorry for themselves all the time and don't get their shit together. You come to a point with people like that where you've done everything you can do for them, and the only thing that's going to sort them out is themselves. It's time to get things done. I identify with polar bears.
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