Björk had the 16th best album of 2015 with Vulnicura, her intensely personal ninth studio LP co-produced by Arca and The Haxan Cloak. Now, the Icelandic artist has revealed that work on its follow-up is already underway.
In a recent interview conducted by comedian Julia Davis for AnOther Magazine, Björk notes that she’s reunited with Arca and that they’ve completed three songs. She also makes the analogy that while Vulnicura could be called “hell” and “like divorce!”, the new album is considered “paradise” and “utopia.” Read her full statement below:
“I’m writing my next thing. I’m still allowing myself to be a submarine; I don’t totally have the view of it yet. It’s funny, each album is different for me. Like, what comes first? With this one it’s maybe the melodies. This is very abstract, but the melodies have a similar kind of shape. But it’s really early on, and I don’t even know if I should say, but I have got three songs down with Alejandro [Ghersi, a.k.a. Arca], who I worked with on the last album [Vulnicura]. The last album, we sort of call it “hell” – it was like divorce! So we are doing paradise now. Utopia. We have done hell, we have earned some points.”
Revisit the video for Vulnicura standout “Black Lake”: