Björk will release her new single "The Gate" later this month. On Tuesday the Icelandic artist announced plans for a limited edition single-sided 12” vinyl release on September 22. She previously revealed that her next album will be out "very soon."
"The Gate" is not yet streaming online and the new album doesn't have a title or release date. However, Björk has opened up about her new music in an interview with Dazed.
Talking to the publication about "The Gate" she said the song is "essentially a love song, but I say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way. Vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and I think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. It’s about rediscovering love – but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.”
Björk wrote and recorded her album during the global political upheaval in 2016, something that led her to an exploration of utopia. “Maybe that’s why it became a utopian theme," she said. "If we’re gonna survive not only my personal drama but also the sort of situation the world is in today, we’ve got to come up with a new plan,” she says. “If we don’t have the dream, we’re just not gonna change. Especially now, this kind of dream is an emergency.”
The new album is co-produced with Arca while Texas-based producer Rabit worked on one song. It is also noted by Dazed that Björk recently shot a video for "the Gate" in Los Angeles with regular collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang.