Björk has detailed her forthcoming album in a new interview with Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV.
In the interview, Björk reveals that the record is “for people who are making clubs at home in their living room, restricted to their ‘Christmas bubble.'” In terms of how the album sounds, she says it’s like “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.”
According to Björk, the songs on the album clock in at about 80-90 beats per minute to align with the speed she walks at. “But in this 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,” she continues.
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The forthcoming record serves as the follow-up to 2017’s Utopia and marks her tenth studio album.
In the interview, Björk also talked about her experience during the pandemic.
“”I’ve never had such a great time as these eighteen months in the pandemic,” she says. “Waking up every day in my bed, always so surprised and grounded and calm. I’ve not been that pumped since I was sixteen. We as Icelanders are very lucky because we are doing pretty well compared to other nations that have had to deal with this pandemic.”
The track marks her second collaboration with her childhood choir, following “Cosmogony.” This rendition of “Sonnets” is an a cappella version of the track, set to a poem by E. E. Cummings.