Looks like Bjork’s legion of devoted fans are going to have to wait a couple more weeks before her latest album “Biophilia” sees the light of day. Via a statement on her official website, the singer announced the release date has been pushed from September 27th to October 11th to allow her time to rework a few of the tracks.
“I would like to explain why my album is coming out later than was first intended. After humongous and fun adventurous work…we handed in the music for the app box last May,” she wrote (by “app box” she is referring to the album’s simultaneous release via a series of apps in collaboration with Apple). “I felt sonically it fitted that underworld of apps and virtual reality like a glove, kinda acoustic and clean with a slick dark sub, but somehow the cd needed more blood and muscles, oxygen and stuff.”
“I felt the album had different kinda growth potential…and it is important to follow those hunches even though they are slippery and you don’t know sometimes where they are taking you,” she continued. “I played ‘Biophilia’ for few weeks in Manchester and some of the songs grew while playing them live and I decided to add some of this into the album. i ended up even using a live recording of one of the songs on the album.”
So there you have it. You can read the full statement here.
“Biophilia” will be Bjork’s first album in over four years. Her last, 2007’s “Volta”, rose to number nine of the Billboard 200, her highest chart performance in the U.S. to date.