Björk Reveals Release Date And Stunning Cover For New Fossora Album

Björk’s first album in five years, Fossor, will arrive on September 30. Its cover art, depicting Björk crouching atop a vibrant fungal underworld, can be found below. Vidar Logi shot the cover, with Björk and James Merry serving as creative directors. In a statement with the reveal, Björk wrote:

every album always starts with a feeling
that I try to turn into sound
this time
the feeling landed
(after my last album utopia which was a whole island in the clouds air element and no bass)
on the earth and sinking my feet into the ground

The album was also inspired by the pandemic experience of the world’s population: “7 billion of us have been doing it together/nesting in our homes in quarantine/being in one place long enough to put down roots”, a- she writes. About the title, she says, “It’s a word I made up. it is the feminine of fossore (digger, delver, ditcher). so in short it means “she who digs” (into the ground).

Sonically, Fossor “It’s about bass, heavy low end, we have 6 bass clarinets and a punchy sub,” she wrote. She spoke in a previous interview about the influence of gabber on the LP.

FossorThe debut single from, “Atopos,” is “coming soon,” according to an Instagram teaser. In addition to the album, the Icelandic artist is about to launch a podcast called Björk: sonic symbolism. The first three episodes, documenting Beginning, Joband Homogeneouswill arrive tomorrow, September 1st.

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