Vulnicura is the ninth studio album by Icelandic musician and singer Björk, released on 20 January 2015 by One Little Indian Records. The album was originally scheduled to be released in March 2015 in conjunction with an exhibition about Bjork's career at the Museum of Modern Art and the book Björk: Archives. However, it was made available for purchase two months ahead of schedule following an online leak.
On 14 January 2015, Björk posted on her Facebook page a handwritten note.
"I am so grateful you are still interested in my work!! I appreciate every little bit!!! I wanted to tell you the tale of making of this album. 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. And then a magic thing happened to me: as I lost one thing something else entered. Alejandro contacted me late summer 2013 and was interested in working with me. It was perfect timing. To make beats to the songs would have taken me 3 years (like on Vespertine) but this enchanted arca would visit me repeatedly and only few months later we had a whole album!!! It is one of the most enjoyable collaboration I have had! I then went ahead and wrote string and choir arrangements and recorded them in Iceland. Towards the end of the album I started looking around for a mixing engineer and was introduced by a mutual friend of ours, Robin Carolan to The Haxan Cloak. He mixed the album and also made a beat for one half of "family". Together with Chris Elms, the engineer, we kinda formed a band during the mixing process and this is the album we made !!!"
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