Bjork Releases ‘Vulnicura’ Two Months Ahead of Schedule
After her ninth album, ‘Vulnicura,’ leaked online this past weekend, it looks like Björk is taking it in stride. The Icelandic artist surprised fans by dropping the album today (Jan. 20), two months ahead of its scheduled release.
The singer-songwriter broke the news via Facebook, offering some insight into the new album while not showing the least bit of resentment toward leakers, writing, “I am so grateful you are interested in my work!! I appreciate every little bit!” Check out the post below:
She went on to describe the new LP as a “complete heartbreak album” as well as her experience working with producer Alejandro Ghersi, who is more commonly known as Arca. Read more of Björk's message below:
“i guess i found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album . kinda surprised how thoroughly i had documented this in pretty much accurate emotional chronology .... like 3 songs before a break up and three after . so the anthropologist in me sneaked in and i decided to share them as such . first i was worried it would be too self indulgent but then i felt it might make it even more universal . and hopefully the songs could be a help , a crutch to others and prove how biological this process is : the wound and the healing of the wound . psychologically and physically . it has a stubborn clock attached to it .
there is a way out
and then a magic thing happened to me : as i lost one thing something else entered . alejandro [Ghersi] contacted me late summer 2013 and was interested in working with me . it was perfect timing . to make beats to the songs would have taken me 3 years ( like on vespertine ) but this enchanted arca would visit me repeatedly and only few months later we had a whole album !!! it is one of the most enjoyable collaboration i have had !
i then went ahead and wrote string and choir arrangements and recorded them in iceland
towards the end of the album i started looking around for a mixing engineer and was introduced by a mutual friend of ours , robin carolan to the haxan cloak . he mixed the album and also made a beat for one half of "family" . together with chris elms the engineer we kinda formed a band during the mixing process and this is the album we made !!!”
Over the course of today, 'Vulnicura' will be made available for purchase on iTunes across the world.
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