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    Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:47:13

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    Björk and Arca are back at work on a new Björk album. In an interview with comedian Julia Davis for AnOther Magazine, Björk says she is already working on her follow up to last years Vulnicura. Arca also collaborated with Björk on Vulnicura.

    Björk told Julia Davis, "I'm writing my next thing. I'm still allowing myself to be a submarine; I don't totally have the view of it yet. It's funny, each album is different for me. Like, what comes first? With this one it's maybe the melodies. This is very abstract, but the melodies have a similar kind of shape. But it's really early on, and I don't even know if I should say, but I have got three songs down with Alejandro [Ghersi, AKA Arca], who I worked with on the last album [Vulnicura]. The last album, we sort of call it "hell" – it was like divorce! So we are doing paradise now. Utopia. We have done hell, we have earned some points."

    However, it does not seem as if there is any time frame for the release or completion of the record, as the Icelandic icon told the comedian, "I have a really good team. The guy from my record company is my manager – my friend from back in the punk days, we met when I was 16. He was the bass player for Flux of Pink Indians on the Crass label, and I was in a band on Crass [KUKL], and it was very anarchic – this philosophy that it is ready when it is ready. It should be from the artist's point of view, not the business one. So I am very blessed that way. A lot of my mates have the same job as me, and they definitely have not had that."

    Last August, Björk cancelled the remainder of her tour to start working on the new album.

    For more on Björk, check out:
    Best Albums 2015: Bjork - Vulnicura
    Best Videos 2015: Bjork - Lionsong

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    03.08.16

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