Icelandic superstar Björk seemingly isn’t immune from a slight issue of internet leakage, rush-releasing her new album ‘Vulnicura’ to iTunes stores across the globe in an effort to appease her insatiable fandom.
The album, the singer’s ninth, is her first in four years and was due to be released in March, but has been brought forward in the digital sphere due to the leaks. A physical release will follow late next month.
Of the new record she says, “I guess I found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album. I was kinda surprised how thoroughly I had documented this in pretty much accurate emotional chronology… like three 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, but there is a way out.”
A physical edition of ‘Vulnicura’ will be released in Australia on Friday February 27.
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