Bjork says new album ‘Vulnicura’ is ‘more traditional’ than her last

Singer said her albums are different because she 'gets bored easily'

Bjork has said that her new album ‘Vulnicura’ was written as a reaction to her previous album ‘Biophilia’, which was more of an experimental project, because she “gets bored easily”.

In an interview with French magazine Les Inrocks, the singer called ‘Biophlilia’ a “very strange album” and said that since its release, the interactive education program contained within the album has even been experimented with in Scandinavian schools. “Even MoMA in New York has integrated the app into its permanent collection. I didn’t think that would happen,” she said, before adding: “I get bored easily, so my albums are often made in opposition to the one that came before. Certain things form a continuity – the way in which I work with my voice, for example. But ‘Vulnicura’ is a more traditional album from a songwriting respect. It is very different to ‘Biophilia’.”

Bjork said that her collaboration on the album with Arca, who has recently worked with Kanye West and FKA Twigs, was a result of the producer getting in contact with her. “It was a year and a half ago. At the time I had never listened to his work with FKA Twigs or Kanye West. But I enjoyed it immediately. He came to see me in Iceland. After that, it was very quick – we didn’t stop working on the album,” she said.

When asked whether it was important for her to work with someone very young, she responded: “No, age is just a detail. When we met, it was a simple meeting of two music nerds. We swapped playlists, talked a lot. There was a connection.”

Yesterday, Bjork rush released the digital version of ‘Vulnicura’ two months early after the album was leaked online. The Icelandic singer took to Facebook to tell fans about the making of the record, calling it a “heartbreak album”. She wrote: “I guess I found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album. Kinda surprised how thoroughly I had documented this in pretty much accurate emotional chronology… Like 3 songs before a break up and three after. So the anthropologist in me sneaked in and I decided to share them as such. First I was worried it would be too self indulgent but then I felt it might make it even more universal. And hopefully the songs could be a help, a crutch to others and prove how biological this process is: the wound and the healing of the wound. Psychologically and physically. It has a stubborn clock attached to it.”