Just one week after announcing her first new album in four years in a handwritten note, Björk has surprised released Vulnicura, a set she describes as a “complete heartbreak album”. Vulnicura unpacks the breakup of Björk’s long-time relationship with American multimedia artist Matthew Barney, and sees her link with producers Arca and the Haxan Cloak.
With just a handful of days to take in its nine tracks, long-time Björk aficionado Dudley Benson joins Melody Thomas to offer his first thoughts on the release.
Song: Lionsong, History of Touches, Black Lake
Composer: Björk, Alejandro Ghersi