Following on from first taster ‘The Gate’, Björk’s offered another hint of what to expect from her new album ‘Utopia’. Due out in November - 24th November, to be exact - it’s so far sounding like a hopeful counterpoint to the heartbreak of its predesessor ‘Vulnicura’.
New single ‘Blissing Me’ is a tender wash of classic plucked strings and chamber-music, which gradually evolves into discordant, echoing artscape thanks to Arca’s masterful production. It’s also very close to the bone when it comes to the soppy-factor, Björk singing of “sending each other MP3s, falling in love to a song.” It’s almost too soppy, actually, but luckily enough, Björk’s got the vocal emotion to carry it through into something incredible.
Have a listen below.
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