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​Björk announces new gabber-influenced album ‘Fossora’

Her 10th studio album is a follow-up to the 2017-released ‘Utopia’

  • Gemma Ross
  • 22 August 2022
​Björk announces new gabber-influenced album ‘Fossora’

Björk has unveiled details of her next record landing this autumn, ‘Fossora’, a follow-up to 2017’s ‘Utopia, in a new interview with The Guardian.

‘Fossora’ is set to land ‘this fall’, the Icelandic singer has hinted, and is the result of grief, spending time at home, and her youngest child flying the nest.

The record marks Björk’s 10th studio album with influences from a range of dance music and wider sub-genres - which even includes gabber.

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Björk told The Guardian that during Reykjavík’s last winter lockdown, she would host “crazy DJ nights, where 20 people could come and I always ended up DJing just gabber”.

“There’s always a BPM in our bodies, you know? And I think through COVID we were all pretty lazy, just sitting home reading books, so when we got drunk or partied it was like we went a little bit mental, then we just fell asleep before midnight,” she said.

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In October last year, Björk hinted that her next record would be "made for living room clubs", although the majority of the project sits at around 80 or 90 BPM.

Her next album title ‘Fossora’, she explains, is “the feminine version” of the Latin word for ‘digger’, and comes from a breadth of personal influences including grief and sorrow.

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After the death of her mother, Björk wrote several songs in ode to her, as well as her daughter, Doa, who recently left home for pastures new. “I asked Doa to write about saying goodbye to the nest and [said] she didn’t have to just be nice,” she told The Guardian. “It’s me making fun of myself for being a bit clingy.”

The record is set to feature a ‘sextet of bass clarinets’, as well as gabber-infused interludes and a feature from New York-based artist serpentwithfeet. Other features also come from Björk’s son, Sindri, and her daughter, Ísadóra.

[Via The Guardian]

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Editorial Assistant, follow her on Twitter

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