Björk says she will release a second version of Utopia with more flutes

She’s working on a live album with a group of Icelandic flautists.

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Björk released her ninth studio album Utopia earlier this month. It's an album she has described as being both her "Tinder record" and a "DIY fortress" for people escaping Trump's reign. Speaking in a new interview with Beats 1, the Icelandic artist told host Matt Wilkinson that she is hoping to release a live version of the record with added emphasis on the woodwind sounds heard throughout Utopia.

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"I want to take a little break and then maybe in spring arrive with an angle of the live album," she said in a clip you can hear below. "I think there were a few things I didn’t completely explore, like more with soloists and mysterious kind of flute playing. And I’m gonna be rehearsing with the flute players here in Iceland. I just want it to happen organically in early spring. We have some additional flute songs and some different kind of angles."

Check out the Beats 1 interview below and be sure to check out The FADER review of Utopia.

November 27, 2017
Björk says she will release a second version of Utopia with more flutes