Björk Offers Intimate Look During Podcast

Infamous for her avant-garde ability to reinvent and remix her repertoire, on her latest endeavor Björk is revisiting the past in her forthcoming podcast series devoted to her expansive catalog.

Launching September 1, Björk: Sonic Symbolism will offer her fans personal deep dive into the Icelandic singer-songwriter’s creative process, with each episode focusing on a single album across her 40-year career. Throughout the journey, the singer (born Björk Guðmundsdóttir) will be joined by philosopher and writer Oddný Eir and musicologist Ásmundur Jónsson as she revisits the inspirations and emotional milestones that contributed to her vast body of work.

Produced in collaboration with Talkhouse and Mailchimp Presents, the series will launch with the first three episodes, covering 1993’s Debut, 1995’s Post (which comes in at 289 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time) and 1997’s Homogenic (which is ranked 202).

In a statement about the forthcoming podcast, Björk said “When I get asked about the differences of the music of my albums, I find it quickest to use visual short cuts. That’s kind of why my album covers are almost like homemade tarot cards. The image on the front might seem like just a visual moment, but for me it is simply describing the sound of it,” “Perhaps you can call it some sort of a sonic symbolism? Most of us go through phases in our lives that take roughly 3 years, and it is not a coincidence this is also how long it takes to make an album or a film. This podcast is an experiment to capture which moods, timbres, and tempos were vibrating during each of these phases.”

News of the podcast comes less than a week after Björk announced that her 10th studio album, Fossorawill be released this fall, with the lead single “Atopos” due within weeks.

Fans can hear a sneak peek at Björk: Sonic Symbolism by listening to a newly released trailer on the podcast’s website.

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Author: Al Denté

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