Yesterday, Icelandic icon Björk announced that her new album, which'll be the first since her 2015 'Vulnicura' record, is coming soon.
Following up on the brief social media announcement, Björk dives further into the inspirations and thoughts behind the album in a new interview with Dazed.
“This is like my Tinder record,” she says before explaining further that the album is about "being in love. Spending time with a person you enjoy on every level is obviously utopia. I mean, it’s real. It’s when the dream becomes real.”
Her 2015 release, she explains, was very much a "heartbreak album", influenced by her divorce from artist Matthew Barney. Addressing the rumors upfront, Björk explains that this album is more like a "dating album" as she continues to rebuild after the separation.
Beyond her own personal experiences, Björk also mentions that the album is undoubtedly tied into the world's current controversies. “Maybe that’s why it became a utopian theme — if we’re gonna survive not only my personal drama but also the sort of situation the world is in today, we’ve got to come up with a new plan,” she said. “If we don’t have the dream, we’re just not gonna change. Especially now, this kind of dream is an emergency.”