Björk Surprise Releases New Album ‘Vulnicura’ Following Last Weekend’s Leak: LISTEN

Björk released her new album Vulnicura on iTunes today, two months ahead of schedule

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Björk released her new album Vulnicura on iTunes today, two months ahead of schedule, reports Digital Spy.

The surprise release comes following reports of a leak over the weekend.

CD and vinyl editions of the album will be available to buy in March, as originally planned.

The Icelandic singer will celebrate Vulnicura with performances at New York City's Carnegie Hall and City Centre in March and at the Governors Ball festival in June.

Explaining the story behind the album on Facebook, Björk explains:

"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, three songs before a break up [from artist Matthew Barney] 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."

 

With the glowing reviews coming in thick and fast, The Guardian says that by “switching the focus back to herself after the global concerns of her last two albums, Björk’s created a wounded, raw and, most importantly, human album and one that feels like her most vital since 2001.”

In lieu of public streams from Vulnicura, you can buy the album on iTunes and listen to tracks from auteur Lars Von Trier's 2000 Björk-starring death penalty musical masterpiece Dancer in the Dark, AFTER THE JUMP

Comments

  1. says

    so far, 2015 rocks! i’ve loved what i’ve heard from Madonna’s REBEL HEART, and i got the new Bjork and it’s like a glorious sequel to VESPERTINE!

    YAY!

  2. don't a tell la says

    Little Kiwi finally gets it right.

    I LOVE this album.

    More of this please.

    Thank you.

  3. Omar says

    This album is devastating. The pain is so evident. Just when you think you might know what’s next, she flips the script. I’m really looking forward to seeing her perform in NYC.

  4. Marlon Manroe says

    An amazing album from an amazing artist. Bjork has truly transcended “pop musician,” becoming an artist carving out her spot in history.

    Can’t wait for her MOMA retrospective. It starts in March!

  5. Jude says

    I haven’t heard anything from Vulnicura yet but the comments above make me very, very excited. I adore Björk and Post, Homogenic, Vespertine and Medúlla will forever be among my all-time favorite albums. That includes all artists.

    And yes indeed, music-wise 2015 looks promising: Madonna, Björk, Adele etc.