Björk’s New Album Is Called ‘Fossora’

It deals with the loss of her mother...

Björk has revealed that her new album is called’Fossora’.

The Icelandic artist confirmed the news in an interview with the Guardian, and the new record follows her excellent, deeply emotional work on ‘Vulnicura’ (2015) and ‘Utopia’ (2017).

The artist seemingly spent lockdown hosting home parties in Reykjavik, spinning sets of hi-tempo Dutch gabber to anyone who would listen. However the loss of her mother – Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir – in 2018 which casts a shadow over the record.

No word on a release date as yet, although ‘Fossora’ – the title is the Latin word for digger – will include a raft of guests, boasting collaborations alongside Serpentwithfeet and Indonesian punks Gabber Modus Operandi. A family affair, it also finds room for contributions from her son Sindri and daughter Doa.

In spite of an interview last year emphasising her rave passions, ‘Fossora’ seemingly isn’t a rave album – the music sits at the 80-90 beats per minute mark because that is the speed she walks at.

Find the Guardian interview HERE.

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