Electronic music’s poineering songstress Bjork shocked fans after releasing her latest album Vulnicura on iTunes almost two whole months before its intended March release date.
The album, her eighth full-length effort as a solo artist, unexpectedly appeared in the iTunes store mere hours after rumors broke that the album had leaked on the internet. The album lends co-production credit to The Haxan Cloak and Arca, who is best known for his work with Kanye West and FKA Twigs.
Taking to Facebook to release a statement, Bjork described the process of producing this incredibly personal album.
“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.
“and then a magic thing happened to me : as i lost one thing something else entered . alejandro 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 !”
The CD and vinyl versions will not be released until the original March release date, which coincides with the opening of the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit dedicated to Björk. In the meantime, you can grab your digital copy of Vulnicura via One Little Indian here.
3 History of Touches
4 Black Lake
7 Atom Dance [ft. Antony]
8 Mouth Mantra