IT ACTUALLY IS OH SO QUIET THIS TIME

'Vespertine', due out in May, is apparently about "inventing your own paradise". So now you know...

BJORK has said new album ‘VESPERTINE’ is the “opposite” of her last full studio album, ‘HOMOGENIC’, and sounds “introverted… quiet and peaceful”.

Speaking to US website [url=]www.sonicnet.com, Bjork described the completion of ‘Verspertine’ as a “relief”, and said she was glad to be working on her music rather than in acting – following her appearance in the Lars Von Trier film ‘Dancer In The Dark’.

She said: “You know when you’re working on a project but all your insides are made out of something completely different? It can become quite an intolerable pressure difference.”

She continued: “It’s a relief for me, after three years of doing the film to be back doing songs that are in my head: the same thing is happening on the outside as on the inside.”

Speaking about ‘Vespertine’, Bjork said the record, due in the UK on May 21 is “very much about inventing your own paradise”. She continued: “‘Homogenic’ for me was very emotionally confrontational and very dramatic, both in the melodic sense of the strings and the distorted beats; a lot of steroids in the air. ‘Vespertine’ is sort of the opposite – very introverted, very quiet and peaceful, and at peace with one’s self.

“This record is very much about inventing your own paradise, but underneath your kitchen table, so it’s very secretive. It’s sort of about being on your own in your house with your laptop and whispering for a year and just writing a very peaceful song that tiptoes.”

Bjork has recorded videos for three songs from ‘Vespertine’ – ‘Hidden Place’, ‘Cocoon’ and ‘It’s Not Up To You’. It is anticipated ‘Hidden Place’ will be the first single to be taken from the record, although this has not been officially confirmed.