'Vespertine' will be released in May...

BJORK has confirmed the title of her forthcoming album as ‘VESPERTINE’, and will release it in May.

Bjork has been working on the follow-up to ’97s ‘Homogenic’ in studios across the world throughout the last year. Speaking previously, Bjork said the album had a working title of ‘Domestica’, but according to a posting on the official Bjork website, [url=]www.bjork.com, that has now been changed for the final release.

‘Vespertine’ is produced by Bjork alongside longtime collaborator and Oasis producer Mark ‘Spike’ Stent.

To coincide with the release, Bjork plans to play live shows in major cities across the world, including London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Milan, LA, New York, Tokyo and Sydney.

Only one new song title has been confirmed to appear on ‘Vespertine’, which is ‘Harm Of Will’.

Speaking previously about ‘Vespertine’, Bjork said: “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, she remains 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 becomes 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.”

A finalised tracklisting for the record and tour dates are expected soon.