BJORK’S DOMESTIC BLISS

The Icelandic pop pixie tells all about her first record since 1997's 'Homogenic'...

Bjork has revealed her new album has a working title of ‘DOMESTICA’, and is “gentle, humorous, happy and kind”.

The Icelandic star took part in a webchat with fans last Thursday (June 22) via the website [url=]www.artistdirect.com. She spoke about winning the coveted Palme D’Or for best actress at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Lars von Trier‘s ‘Dancer In The Dark’, as well as her plans for the future.

Speaking about her new album, she said: “I guess a working title for it is ‘Domestica’, but it hasn’t got a final title yet…it’s gone really well, it feels very exciting. It’s definitely a place I’ve never been in before. It seems like an actual continuity of all the places I’ve been!”

Speaking about her influences on the new record, Bjvrk remained elusive, but described it as the “opposite” of her work on the soundtrack to ‘Dancer In The Dark’. She added: “It’s always hard for me to say when I am doing it. I’m staring at some details and it usually isn’t until a few years later that I can look at it and it become obvious what was the main drive.

“I guess the only thing I can say is that because I held my breath…the selfish side of me, for three years, a lot of things are gushing out that are the opposite of the film. The film was very harsh, quite dark, emotionally brutal. So I guess what I am doing now has got a tendency to be the opposite, which I guess is gentle, humorous, happy and kind.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Bjvrk described the recording of the track ‘I’ve Scene It All’ with Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke as “gorgeous”. She said: “It was a gorgeous experience, we spent four days in Spain singing a few hours a day. It’s been a dream of mine to blend my voice with his. That was lovely!”

A full transcript of the webchat is available on Bjork‘s official website, [url=]www.bjork.com.

Plans are also underfoot to release a Bjvrk live album before the end of the year, taken from her performances at the London Union Chapel last December. Amongst the tracks mooted for inclusion are covers of Petula Clark‘s ‘Downtown’ and Elvis Costello‘s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’.