AceShowbiz - Bjork's new album "Vulnicura" was supposed to come out sometime in March. A recent unexpected leak, however, has prompted the Icelandic singer to rush-release the project two months earlier than scheduled.
Bjork announced on Tuesday, January 20 that she would make the LP available worldwide via iTunes "over the next 24 hours." In a statement posted on her Facebook page, she also revealed the story behind the making of what she's descibed as "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," she said. "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," she added.
"Vulnicura", marking Bjork's first since 2011's "Biophilia", features contributions from British musician the Haxan Cloak and Venezuelan producer Arca. All tracks on it were produced or co-produced by Bjork, who also composed the string arrangements.
To promote the album, the 49-year-old star recently announced a series of intimate New York concerts that starts on March 7 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall.