Bjork becomes a 'submarine' to make new album
Bjork has started work on her next album - on which she's allowing herself to be a "submarine".
The 50-year-old Icelandic singer has revealed she's started writing a fresh batch of songs for a new LP, the follow-up to last year's critically acclaimed 'Vulnicura', and she has already completed three songs.
Bjork doesn't know what direction the album is going to go in yet but she's totally submerged in the project, just like an underwater vehicle in the sea.
In an interview with comedian Julia Davis for AnOther magazine, she said: "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."
Bjork also spilled that she's been working with Venezuelan-born producer Arca - real name Alejandro Ghersi - again following the success of their collaboration on her ninth studio album 'Vulnicura'.
She added: "It's really early on and I don't even know if I should say, but I have got three songs down with Alejandro who I worked with on the last album."
Whereas Bjork describes the lyrical and musical tone of 'Vulnicura' as "hell" her new album will be more like "utopia".
She mused: "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."
Bjork previously claimed she is going to explore the changing nature of her voice - which got deeper after she had vocal surgery in 2012 -by recording the LP in just three different notes.
She said: "I like how my voice is changing. It is interesting to try to document all the different periods. I feel my three note shaman red wine album (is coming up)."