A release month Björk’s new album has finally been revealed via the New York Times. Her self-described “Tinder record” is set to come out in November via One Little Indian. The upcoming album will feature past collaborator Arca co-producing. The first single from the album, “The Gate,” will arrive September 18th. In a statement, Björk wrote, “vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and i think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. it’s about rediscovering love – but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.”
Björk has announced a new career-spanning songbook. It is called 34 Scores for Piano, Organ, Harpsichord and Celeste, and it will come out June 5th via Wise Publications. She collaborated in making the book with pianist Jonas Sen, design house M/M Paris, and engraver Werner Wolff. 34 Scores will include arrangements of songs from Debut, Post, Homogenic, Selmasongs, Vespertine, Medúlla, Drawing Restraint 9, Volta, and Vulnicura. Find all the included songs here.
34 Scores is available exclusively at the Björk Digital exhibition in Los Angeles, May 19th-June 4th, ahead of its official release. She will perform pieces from the songbook with 32 string players at her upcoming L.A. concert on May 30th.
To work on something for two or three years and then just, Oh, here it is for free. It’s not about the money; it’s about respect, you know? Respect for the craft and the amount of work you put into it. But maybe Netflix is a good model. You go first to the cinema and after a while it will come on Netflix. Maybe that’s the way to go with streaming. It’s first physical and then maybe you can stream it later.
Björk officially announced earlier this week the release of her new album, Vulnicura as well as tour dates in March. As well as her already announced addition to the New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, she will also perform a few shows at Carnegie Hall and City Center, beginning on March 7th. On Facebook, Björk said she will perform at the venue March 7th and 14th and then again later on March 25th, 28th, and April 1st and 4th. Pre-sales for fans begin January 19th and the general public will begin purchasing the 24th. The album’s co-producer, Arca, will be the opening all the matinee shows on tktktk. Björk is also set to play Governor’s Ball June 5-7, the final weekend of her show at MoMA.
Björk tour dates:
March 7 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
March 14 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
March 25 – New York, NY @ City Center
March 28 – New York, NY @ City Center
April 1 – New York, NY @ City Center
April 4 – New York, NY @ City Center
June 5-7 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball