Björk has released her new album, Vulnicura, on iTunes just one week after announcing it in a handwritten note and two months ahead of its original March release date. The surprise early release may have been prompted by a leak of the album, which Stereogum reports surfaced over the weekend.
In a note on Facebook, the eccentric Icelandic musician said she wrote six of the nine tracks herself, co-wrote two with Arca — a producer on Kanye West's Yeezus and FKA Twigs' LP1 — and penned one with Mark Flynn (a full tracklist is below). Björk and Arca produced much of the album together, while British producer the Haxan Cloak also chipped in and handled most of the mixing. Vulnicura marks Björk's first album in four years, and follows 2011's Biophilia, which arrived complete with its own interactive app.
Though there's no word yet on whether Björk will embark on a full tour behind Vulnicura, she will perform at this year's Governors Ball festival in June, and has also scheduled six intimate New York City shows. The residency kicks off March 7th at Carnegie Hall, where she'll also perform on the 14th before moving to the City Center for gigs on March 25th and 28th, and April 1st and 4th. Björk will be joined by Arca at the two matinee shows scheduled for March 28th and April 4th.
March 7th also marks the official opening of Björk's Museum of Modern Art exhibition in New York. Titled Björk, the exhibition will feature a visual narrative of the singer's career as well as a deeply engaging 3-D film from director Andrew Huang.(Bron: Rolling Stone)
Vulnicura Track List:
3. "History of Touches"
4. "Black Lake"
7. "Atom Dance" (featuring Antony Hegarty)
8. "Mouth Mantra"