BJÖRK RETURNS WITH HYPER EMOTIONAL BALLAD, “VULNICURA"
The Icelandic avant-garde artist is back with new album and show at MOMA
by KOD Staff
In every album, and in every soulful lyric, Björk’s celestial voice has the power to leave us completely spellbound. The otherworldly pop star is known for her offbeat, glistening synths and multidisciplinary performances. It's a rarity to find an artist, whose vocal range can cut through concrete one minute and wrap you up in velveteen sensuality the next. Disguised as a beautifully exotic bird, she transcends her legions of fans into an immersive fantasy, each time she opens her delicate mouth. After the release of heartbreak album “Vulnicura”, which is the intimate diary of the heart-wrenching breakup of her 13-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney, Björk returns with a newfound strength. She speaks with candour about the making of the album, which she describes as a self-medicated remedy that began curing her fractured heart, at the end of which she is renewed, after reclaiming herself from grief.
“Black Lake” is the 10-minute long jewel of “Vulnicura”, which will be at the heart of a sensorial exhibition entitled “Björk”, opening at the Museum of Modern Art in March. Earlier this week, the gallery released a trailer directed by Andrew Thomas Huang. Nestled in the ground, and over-run with a pearlescent river, the video is a hauntingly beautiful teaser of what’s to come next for Björk.