When Björk confirmed that her new record Vulnicura, co-produced by Arca and the Haxan Cloak, would be out soon, she gave the release date as March 7th - but, faced with leaks, she's moved up the release date by almost two months. The record will be rolled out in iTunes worldwide over the next 24 hours; CD and vinyl versions will stick to the March release date. As of now, it appears to be uploaded to iTunes in the UK only - but keep your eyes peeled.
She's also released a statement on the making of the record where she calls it her "complete heartbreak album." Here are her words:
"i guess i found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album . kinda surprised how thoroughly i had documented this in pretty much accurate emotional chronology .... like 3 songs before a break up and three after . so the anthropologist in me sneaked in and i decided to share them as such . first i was worried it would be too self indulgent but then i felt it might make it even more universal . and hopefully the songs could be a help , a crutch to others and prove how biological this process is : the wound and the healing of the wound . psychologically and physically . it has a stubborn clock attached to it .
there is a way out"