'Volta' due out in May

Bjork has released details of her forthcoming album.

The Icelandic chanteuse’s sixth studio album is entitled ‘Volta’ and is due out May 7. It will feature 10 tracks, written and produced by Bjork.

Bjork recruited several notable collaborators to work on the album, including super-producer Timbaland and Antony Hegarty of Antony & The Johnsons.

She also brought in acclaimed African artists Toumani Diabate and Konono No 1 (who won BBC’s World Music Award last year), as well as a 10-piece brass section composed of female Icelandic musicians, and Min Xiao-Fen to play the pipa (a Chinese stringed instrument).

As previously announced, Bjork will headline several festivals later this year, including California’s Coachella Festival on April 27, and the Glastonbury Festival on June 7.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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