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Mar012015

The Invisible Woman

I always get excited when Björk releases a new album - ever since I first heard her voice on an early UK 12" release by the Sugarcubes, in the late eighties. This next work, entitled 'Vulnicura', promises to be particularly heart-wrenching - but at least, with Björk's music, there is always the promise of resolution, of rebirth.

Click here to read a brilliant interview with the creative genius herself, conducted by Jessica Hopper for Pitchfork: Jessica does a wonderful job of asking all the right questions, stimulating an intimate and heartfelt dialogue ("The minute your children are born, underneath every thought is: How do I protect them? How do I keep this family surrounded in love? Then you quickly figure out that you can’t always protect them."). Björk doesn't hold back either; and the result is a very powerful interview, I feel.

When you're going through a particularly tough time, it is always worth drawing attention to the healing power of music. As the great lady says, of the making of 'Vulnicura': "In a way, I also rediscovered music, because... it’s so miraculous what it can do to you; when you are in a really fucked situation, it's the only thing that can save you. Nothing else will. And it does, it really does." 'Vulnicura' is due for official release on March 16th.