Please excuse me while I lock myself in my bedroom with a bottle of wine Björk’s new album Vulnicura is out now and I don’t want to do anything else but hide under my sheets and absorb it.
A few weeks back we learned that The Haxan Cloak’s brilliant Bobby Krlic would be working on her forthcoming album, but at that time there was no set date or title. However, today we can rejoice because Vulnicura is being released worldwide on iTunes over the next 24 hours. Via Facebook, Björk has posted a message about the album, saying:
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 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 !
You had me at “complete heartbreak album” — read the full message HERE.
And if this couldn’t get better, the otherworldly singer also announced last week some of her upcoming New York tour dates in support of the album.
03-07 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
03-14 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
03-25 New York, NY – City Center
03-28 New York, NY – City Center
04-01 New York, NY – City Center
04-04 New York, NY – City Center
06-05-07 New York, NY – Governors
Download the album HERE.
03 History of Touches
04 Black Lake
07 Atom Dance [ft. Antony]
08 Mouth Mantra