Utopia is the ninth studio album from Björk Out Friday, November 24
Utopia was written by Björk with 14 of the songs co-written with Arca and one of the songs co-written with Sarah Hopkins. All of the songs except one is co-produced by Acra. One of the songs is co-produced by Rabit. Björk formed a twelve piece Icelandic female flute orchestra, which she arranged for and conducted.
She also wrote an arrangement for Hamrahlíðarkórinn, a choir conducted by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir. The album was edited and structured by Björk on Protools. It was engineered by Bergur Þórisson, Bart Migal and Chris Elms. It was mixed by Heba Kadry and Marta Salogni and mastered by Mandy Parnell.
The album’s artwork (above) was created in collaboration of M/M, Jesse Kanda and James Merry and reflects the records sonic direction; optimism, lightness, Utopia.
In a statement on her Facebook to announce the album she wrote:
“i am so overwhelmingly humble while announcing my album utopia is coming out end of nov . i can´t wait for you to hear it . this is the cover made by the warm extraordinary talented Jesse Kanda and was assisted by me , James Merry and Hungry . thank you for telepathically getting me !! over the moon and jupiter gratitudes to magical Arca for making the music of this album with me : what a profound and nourishing trip this has been !!! thousandfold appreciation and headbowing . hope you like it , warmth , björk”
The first track from the album was released last month titled “The Gate“, alongside a spellbinding video directed by Andrew Thomas Huang.
Utopia by Björk is out Friday November 24 on Pod / Inertia Music
under exclusive license from One Little Indian
Get it here: https://bjorkanz.lnk.to/utopia