Björk has launched a new series of podcasts in which she will reflect on every studio album she has made.
The first three episodes of Björk: Sonic Symbolism will be released next Thursday (September 1) and will explore the lives of ‘Debut’ (1993), ‘Post’ (1995) and ‘Homogenic’ (1997) respectively.
Until October 13, further deliveries will be published weekly, album by album.
In a statement, Björk described her upcoming podcast project as “an experiment to find the emotions, assumptions and tempos that vibrate during each of these phases” of her career.
“Most of us go through phases in our lives that last about three years, and it’s no coincidence that this is also how long it takes to make an album or a film,” continued the Icelandic artist.
“When I’ve been asked about the differences in the music on my albums, the quickest thing to do is to use visual shortcuts. That’s why my album covers are almost like homemade tarot cards.”
Listen to a teaser below.
The musician continued, “The cover image may seem like a visual moment, but for me it’s just a description of the sound. I try to convey it with the color palette, the textures of the fabrics, what I’m holding, the pose. I’m in.” I am, and the angle shows his relationship with the world.
“Also, the feeling of the mouth tries to share the general mood of the album. Maybe it can be called a kind of sound symbolism?”
According to a press release, Björk will share “stories that have never been told” in the upcoming …Sonic Symbolism. Each edition lasts between 40 and 50 minutes; you can tune in here.
An episode of the podcast will be dedicated to Björk’s upcoming 10th studio album, ‘Fossora’, which is expected to be released this fall. Yesterday (August 24), the singer confirmed that his first single, “Atopos,” is “coming soon.”