Björk announces new album Digger

Björk has announced a new album. diggersthe sequel to 2017 Utopiawill arrive in the fall, the guard reports. The album features a recurring sextet of bass clarinets, a few gabber beats and a theme – reflected in the title, based on the word ‘digger’ in Latin – of mushroom life. It also features two songs written for Björk’s late mother, environmentalist Hildur Rúna Hauksdóttir, who passed away in 2018.

diggers features a track with Serpentwithfeet and backing vocals by Björk’s son Sindri and daughter Ísadóra, as well as contributions from Gabber Modus Operandi, the Indonesian dance duo that brewed a style she and Björk called “organic techno.” to describe Utopia as “a pacifist, idealistic album with flutes and synths and birds”, Björk envisions diggers so, “Let’s see what it’s like when you walk into this fantasy and, you know, have lunch and farrrrt, and do normal things, like meeting your friends.”

Björk is also planning a podcast series on her discography later this year. Read the full profile in the guard.

Read Pitchfork’s Sunday Review of Björk’s 1995 album, After:

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