Björk To Release Tenth Album In 2022
"for people who are making clubs at home in their living room"
One high note throughout the pandemic has been the abundance of new music. Artists from around the globe cocooned themselves into their studios, composing sound as a way of meditation and escapism from the madness going on all around us. Most creatives are working from their homes on much smaller scale recording set-ups, resulting in more low fi, gently produced and intimate outcomes. I for one have been dazzled by the bouquet of beautiful music published over the last couple of years. But something has been missing from my covid-dazed soundtrack. New tunes from Björk.
As the world was catapulted into a pandemic-induced chaos, a bit of sonic distraction from the Icelandic siren wouldn’t have gone amiss. Well, you can imagine my feelings of joy when I heard she plans to release her tenth album this year - the follow-up to 2017’s GRAMMY nominated Utopia - in an interview with Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV.
In the interview she discussed the tone of her forthcoming release, comparing it to “a man who was headbanging, then sat down again and had another glass of red wine, and everyone is home by 10 o’clock, done with the dancing and everything.”
She paints a lovely picture of what to expect and goes on to say “In this new album there’s a lot of chill in the first half of the song and a lot of calm in the second half, but when there’s one minute left the song turns into a club,”
Oh my! As a devoted Björk fan, nostalgic for those halcyon days of clubbing in pre-pandemic times, I am immediately transported to her club, albeit in my discothèque domestique.
No need for an official press release - this sums it up in a nutshell. Bring it on, Björk. We are counting down the days.