Bjork’s ‘Vulnicura’ Is Now on Spotify Despite Her Past Criticism of the Service
Despite previously writing off the idea of putting her music on Spotify as being “insane,” Bjork’s latest album, Vulnicura, has now surfaced on the streaming platform, along with Apple Music and Google Play.
Her comments arrived shortly after Vulnicura leaked online back in February, two months ahead of schedule. While she nimbly responded to the leak by releasing the album pretty much right then and there, the Icelandic artist was more reluctant when it came to licensing her 2015 full-length to streaming services, specifically Spotify.
“To work on something for two or three years and then just, ‘Oh, here it is for free,’” she said in an interview earlier this year. “It’s not about the money; it’s about respect, you know? Respect for the craft and the amount of work you put into it.”
Bjork has yet to reveal the reasoning behind her recent change in heart, however, in that same interview, she suggested that she might be open to making the album available for streaming later on down the line.
“But maybe Netflix is a good model,” she said. “You go first to the cinema and after a while it will come on Netflix. Maybe that’s the way to go with streaming. It’s first physical and then maybe you can stream it later.”
Bjork – 'Family' (Moving 'Vulnicura' Album Cover)