Björk Shares ‘Fossira’ Artwork And More Details About New Album
Björk shared artwork for her upcoming new album “Fossora” and shared more details about her themes.
The singer’s upcoming 10th album – the sequel to 2017’s “Utopia” – was announced during a recent interview. It is slated for release this fall via One Little Independent Records, but the exact date is yet to be announced.
After revealing that the album’s lead single is called “Atopos”, the singer has now shared cover art and pre-order details for “Fossora”, along with a statement outlining other themes from the album. album.
“Every album always starts with a feeling that I try to turn into sound,” she wrote on Instagram today (August 31). “This time around, the feeling was of landing on dirt and digging my feet into the ground.
“It was also woven into how I experienced the ‘now.’ this time around 7 billion of us did it together nesting in our homes, quarantine being long enough in one place. for us to take root.
She continued, “My new album ‘fossora’ is about that. it’s a word I made up. it is the feminine of fossore (digger, digger, digger), so in short it means “she who digs” (into the ground).
“So sonically it’s bass, bass bass, we have 6 bass clarinets and a punchy sub.”
She then thanked her collaborators on the album, including serpentwithfeet and her children, Sindri and Dóa.
See the post below, and pre-order ‘Fossira’ here.
Two songs on the disc – “Sorrowful Soil” and “Ancestress” – are said to be tributes directed at the singer’s mother, Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir, who died in 2018 at the age of 72.
“I think my brother and I weren’t ready to…we thought he had 10 years left,” Björk said. The Guardian. “So we were like, ‘Go’ and make her fight and… and it was like she had an internal clock inside her and she was just ready to go.”
“Fossora” is expected to feature collaborations with Serpentwithfeet and Indonesian punk bands Gabber Modus Operandi, as well as contributions from son Sindri and daughter Doa.
In October 2021, Björk said the album was created “for people doing clubs at home in their living room” during the COVID-enforced shutdowns.
Following the announcement of the new album, Björk has also launched a new podcast series in which she will reflect on the creation of each of her studio albums.
The first three episodes of Björk: sonic symbolism will be released tomorrow (September 1), delving into the worlds of ‘Debut’ (1993), ‘Post’ (1995) and ‘Homogenic’ (1997) respectively. Additional installments will follow album by album on a weekly basis until October 13th.
In a statement, Björk described her upcoming podcast venture as “an experiment in capturing the moods, timbres and tempos that vibrated during each of these phases” of her career.