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Surprise: Björk’s new album Vulnicura is now available on iTunes

on January 20, 2015, 2:43pm

Björk has responded to the leaking of her new album Vulnicura by pulling a Beyoncé — or, is that a Madonna? — and making the album available for immediate purchase on iTunes. Download it here.

Ed. Note: The album may not currently be available in your iTunes market, but will be within the next 24 hours. It was just released on iTunes’ US store.

Serving as the follow-up to 2011’s multimedia project Biophilia, the nine-track effort features production from Arca and The Haxan Cloak. Additionally, Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons sings on the track called “Atom Dance”.

Björk called Vulnicura her “heartbreak” album, saying in a statement:

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

According to a press release, CD and vinyl copies of Vulnicura will be released in March.

In support of its release, Björk has announced a series of performances in New York City taking place in April, May, and June.

Vulnicura Tracklist:
01. Stonemilker
02. Lionsong
03. History of Touches
04. Black Lake
05. Family
06. NotGet
07. Atom Dance (feat. Antony Hegarty)
08. Mouth Mantra
09. Quicksand