Two equally exciting pieces of Björk-themed news hit the web today.
First, Björk has said in an interview that she is working on a new album with Vulnicura producer and frequent FKA twigs collaborator Arca. According to Ms. Guðmundsdóttir, she and Arca have completed three songs.
Here is what she told comedian Julia Davis, who interviewed her for AnOther magazine:
I’m writing my next thing. I’m still allowing myself to be a submarine; I don’t totally have the view of it yet. It’s funny, each album is different for me. Like, what comes first? With this one it’s maybe the melodies. This is very abstract, but the melodies have a similar kind of shape. But it’s really early on, and I don’t even know if I should say, but I have got three songs down with Alejandro [Ghersi, a.k.a. Arca], who I worked with on the last album [Vulnicura]. The last album, we sort of call it "hell" – it was like divorce! So we are doing paradise now. Utopia. We have done hell, we have earned some points.
Paradise and Utopia sound about right, especially when you take into account the second piece of Björk news that hit the net.
According to the indispensable Kanye West stans over at KanyeToThe, Cashmere Cat, the producer handpicked by Yeezus to co-produce “Wolves”, a near-masterpiece, has very strongly suggested that there is a version of the song featuring Drake and Björk.
Ho. Ly. Shit.
Presumably, on this unheard version of the song, Drake and Björk perform some version of the superior “OG” version of “Wolves”, featuring Vic Mensa and Sia.
This is all unconfirmed, of course, and maybe Cashmere Cat is just trolling us all, but why wouldn’t Drake and Björk hop on the track with Kanye West for “the album of the life”?
Here are some screenshots of the video shared by Cashmere Cat on Snapchat, via KTT:
Watch the “two-screen version” of Björk’s “Black Lake” video: