famous for her A forward-thinking ability to constantly reinvent and remix her artistic output, Björk is doing something different for her latest project: looking to the past. Starting next month, the groundbreaking Icelandic singer-songwriter will launch a series of podcasts devoted entirely to her vast catalog.
Björk: sonic symbolism will offer fans a deep, first-person dive into Björk’s creative process, with each episode focusing on a single album across her four-decade career. Along the way, the singer will be joined in conversation by philosopher and writer Oddný Eir and musicologist Ásmundur Jónsson as she revisits the inspirations and emotional stages that helped shape her oeuvre.
The series, produced in collaboration with Talkhouse and Mailchimp Presents, will launch on September 1 with the first three episodes, covering the years 1993 Beginning1995 Job (which comes to 289 on rolling stone‘s of the 500 greatest albums of all time) and 1997 Homogeneous (which is ranked 202).
“When people ask me what the differences are between the music on my albums, I find it quicker to use visual shortcuts. That’s sort of why my album covers almost look like homemade tarot cards. The image on the front may seem like just a visual moment, but to me it’s just about describing the sound of it,” the singer said in a statement announcing the project. “Perhaps you can call it a kind of sound symbolism? Most of us go through phases in our lives that last around 3 years, and it’s no coincidence that that’s also how long it takes to make an album or a movie. This podcast is an experiment in capturing the moods, timbres and tempos that vibrated during each of these phases.
The podcast news comes less than a week after Björk revealed her 10th studio album, Fossor, will be released this fall, with lead single “Atopos” slated for release in the coming weeks. The enigmatic singer recently spoke with The Guardian about the record, largely inspired by the death of his mother, his experiences of confinement and the rediscovery of the hyper-accelerated and aggressive techno subgenre popularized by Dutch youth in the early 90s. singer-songwriter, my role is to express the journey of my body or my soul or whatever, and I hope that I will do it until I am 85, or as long as I live,” he said. she stated. “I try to keep the antennae up and read where my body is.”
Fans can hear a preview of Björk: sonic symbolism listening to a trailer recently posted on the podcast’s website.