Björk to release ninth studio album on November 24th
Björk is to release her ninth studio album Utopia on November 24th. It can be pre-ordered here
Utopia was written by Björk, with 14 of the songs co-written with Arca and one of the songs co-written with Sarah Hopkins. The bulk of the album was co-produced by Acra with one track co-produced by Rabit. Björk also formed a twelve piece Icelandic female flute orchestra, which she arranged for and conducted.
The album’s artwork was created in collaboration of M/M, Jesse Kanda and James Merry and reflects the records sonic direction: optimism, lightness, Utopia.
In a statement on her Facebook to announce the album Björk wrote:
"i am so overwhelmingly humble while announcing my album Utopia is coming out end of November . I can´t wait for you to hear it . This is the cover made by the warm extraordinary talented Jesse Kanda and was assisted by me, James Merry and Hungry. Thank you for telepathically getting me !! over the moon and jupiter gratitudes to magical Arca for making the music of this album with me : what a profound and nourishing trip this has been !!! thousandfold appreciation and headbowing . hope you like it, warmth, Björk"
The first track from the album, 'The Gate', was released last month titled, alongside a video directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.