Bjork explains ‘Biophilia’ album release delay

Singer says new record needed more 'blood and muscles'

Bjork has revealed why she has pushed back the forthcoming release of her new album ‘Biophilia’.

The LP and app version was due to be released on September 27 in the UK but it has been delayed until October 10. The singer has now posted a statement on her official website explaining why it has been pushed back.

She said:

After humongous and fun adventurous work with the app builders we handed in the music for the app box last May. I felt sonically it fitted that underworld of apps and virtual reality like a glove, kind of acoustic and clean with a slick dark sub but somehow the CD needed more blood and muscles, oxygen and stuff. I felt the album had different growth potential than the app box and it is important to follow those hunches even though they are slippery and you don’t know sometimes where they are taking you.

Following her recent live shows in Manchester she explained that the album took a new direction and she decided to include a live recording of one of the songs on the LP, although the singer is yet to reveal what it is.

Bjork added:

My friend, the incredibly talented music maker Leila Arab, came to Iceland with no notice and added some sonic sculpting, especially to the bottom end and the great talented mastering engineer Mandy Parnell came over as well and helped me give the whole thing more warmth and flesh somehow. I am really happy I did this. Seems like ‘Biophilia’ the album has a body.