Björk has announced a new album. Fossora, the follow-up to 2017’s Utopia, will arrive in the fall, The Guardian reports. The album includes a recurring sextet of bass clarinets, a smattering of gabber beats, and a theme—reflected in the title, based on the word “digger” in Latin—of mushroom life. It also includes two songs written for Björk’s late mother, the environmental activist Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir, who died in 2018.
Fossora features a song with Serpentwithfeet and backing vocals from Björk’s son, Sindri, and daughter, Ísadóra, as well as contributions from Gabber Modus Operandi, the Indonesian dance duo who brewed up a style that they and Björk termed “biological techno.” Describing Utopia as “a pacifist, idealistic album with flutes and synths and birds,” Björk envisages Fossora thus: “Let’s see what it’s like when you walk into this fantasy and, you know, have a lunch and farrrrt, and do normal things, like meet your friends.”
Björk is also planning a podcast series about her discography later this year. Read the full profile in The Guardian.
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