Björk fielded questions about the afterlife, creativity and her home town of Reykjavik in a Reddit AMA.
The decades-spanning Icelandic musician opened up about finding inspiration for each of her projects, telling fans that creativity is “pranksterish and slippery” animal.
“Perhaps the trick is not to force it and put it up against a wall and want it to be in a particular area, but rather w a lot of kindness sniff it out and wonder where it has gone to this time around,” she offered.
Björk also revealed that she sees each of her eight studio albums as characters.
“i find it with each album there is a character and ive kinda been joking that they are like tarot characters and im like a private investigator throughout the album working it out [sic],” she wrote. “each character always has colours, elements, symbolism, moods and an emotional journey they go through. the older i get i feel i am better with connecting it all things archetypal and therefore hopefully more universal and relatable.”
The singer and producer, who’s last album ‘Vulnicura was released in 2015, said that growing up in Iceland helped her become an independent artist.
“I prob was lucky because as a teenager in Reykjavik nothing was going on,” she wrote ”So we kinda had to make it up ourselves and release it ourselves. So when I have been introduced to restricting claustrophobic routes, I’ve kinda just ignored them because knew they weren’t true.”
Björk also talked working with Death Grip’s new album and revealed that she is a fan of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. In the recent series of the competitive drag show one of the contestants dressed as the star in homage to her. “YESSSSSSSS i absolutely loved it,” she wrote.
Asked whether she believes in the afterlife and if she can cook by one user, she simply replied: ”yes and i will cook there.”
Read more of her answers on Reddit.