Lido Pimienta Covers Bjork

Lido Pimienta Covers Bjork's “Declare Independence”
Lido Pimienta Press Photo by Daniella Murillo

Lido Pimienta has shared her new cover of Bjork’s “Declare Independence” via Spotify’s Singles x Pride Campaign. The release follows the announcement of Spotify’s Pride 2021: Claim Your Space campaign, which encourages the queer community to make noise, make their presence known, and make their own rules. The series of month-long activations includes Spotify’s Pride Hub, Pride: Venue Playlists in partnership with queer bars and clubs around the world, Pride: Cities Playlists curated by local LGBTQQIA+ musicians, Social Share Cards, Pride Murals in Detroit, Nashville, and New Orleans — as well as donations to our key partners, queer venues, and local organizations.

From Lido Pimienta:

“I chose this song mainly because of the lyrics: ‘Wave your flag, raise your flag, higher higher’ and ‘don’t let them do that to you,’” Pimienta explained. “I heard this song live and I loved how all the immigrants in the audience were waving their flags. The sense of PRIDE we all felt then, I wanted to carry it through with this version, one that would honour my Caribbean roots and the camp of pride but most importantly, a message of love and revolution in togetherness and acceptance. Björk has been an inspiration to me, not only as a singer, but as a composer and producer, so this song is also a *thank you* to her for encouraging womxn like me to not be afraid to create my own sonic universe.”

Earlier this year Pimienta received her first-ever Grammy nomination as her album ‘Miss Colombia’ was nominated in the ‘Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album’ category. Its title was in-part inspired by the 2015 Miss Universe mishap in which Steve Harvey mistakenly crowned Miss Colombia, instead of Miss Philippines.