Bjork Releases New ‘Vulnicura’ Album Two Months Early

Björk has released her latest album, Vulnicura, two months ahead of schedule. The album, which is now on iTunes, was originally scheduled for a March release date.

Vulnicura was announced just one week earlier in a handwritten note, Rolling Stone reported.

The album was leaked over the weekend, which Rolling Stone reported may have been what prompted the early release of the Icelandic singer-songwriter’s new album.

A report by Time eluded to the album’s early release being the result of the leak as Nolan Feeney wrote, “she decides to make lemonade out of the lemons by skipping the waiting period and putting her new music on iTunes right away.”

Bjork’s Vulnicura is a nine-track album which begins with a track titled “Stonemilker” and ends with “Quicksand.” The following is the complete list of tracks on the album.

  1. “Stonemilker”
  2. “Lionsong”
  3. “History of Touches”
  4. “Black Lake”
  5. “Family”
  6. “Notget”
  7. “Atom Dance” (which features Antony Hegarty)
  8. “Mouth Mantra”
  9. “Quicksand”

Björk Guðmundsdóttir has been associated with musical groups including The Sugarcubes, Kukl, Tappi Tíkarrass, and Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar. The singer, producer, and occasional actress was born in Reykjavik, Iceland on November 21, 1965. The 49-year-old has two children; a son, Sindri Eldon Þórsson, and a daughter, Ísadóra Bjarkardóttir Barney.

The eccentric alternative rock singer-songwriter indicated on Facebook that she wrote six of the nine tracks herself and co-wrote another two along with Arca, a producer on Kanye West‘s Yeezus. She also indicated in the Facebook note that she had penned one with Spaces. In yet another Facebook note the artist posted on Tuesday, she said that she realized one-year into writing that she was creating “a complete heartbreak album,” but while she worried that the trait might appear self-indulgent, she eventually felt that it might make the album’s sound “even more universal.” She went on to say that she hoped the songs could be a “help, a crutch” and “prove how biological this process is: The wound and the healing of the wound.”

“And hopefully the songs could be a help, a crutch to others and prove how biological this process is: The wound and the healing of the wound. Psychologically and physically, it has a stubborn clock attached to it.”

The new album was produced by Bjork and Arca, with contributions from Haxan Cloak, a British producer, Rolling Stone reported. Cloak contributed to one of the tracks and handled most of the mixing. Chris Elms pitched in by helping Cloak mix a couple of the tracks.

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