Legions of Bjork fans are violently happy at the announcement earlier this week that her latest album, Utopia, will be released on November 24. She also debuted the cover artwork, created by visual artist Jesse Kanda, that unfortunately evokes the pig people from one of the most famous episodes of The Twilight Zone.
In September, the queen of otherworldly electro/pop, released an entrancing visual escapade for the album’s first single, “The Gate.”
Last month, Bjork joined the thunderous chorus of women in the #MeToo movement when she accused Danish director, Lars Von Trier, of punishing and perverse sexual harassment during the making of Dancer in the Dark. Von Trier denied the allegations. His films have frequently been criticized for their brutality and misogyny. As Bjork describes, “He needs a female to provide his work (with) soul, and he envies them and hates them for it.”
For her new album, Bjork reveals that she is in a much better place and gushes about her collaborators, “thank you for telepathically getting me” and that she is “over the moon and Jupiter gratitude to magical Arca for making the music of this album with me: what a profound and nourishing trip this has been!!!”