Bjork’s Biophilia has been postponed until next month because, as she explained in a recent press release, some of the songs grew in the period she played it live in Manchester and she felt she had to rework it. I love that she takes decisions like this. The original version has of course already leaked. It’s very beautiful, very very minimal, some songs just have one instrument, but it feels very heavy. I think it’s a piece of work that is best enjoyed live as it was originally conceived, you need to watch the instruments they invented for it, watch the visuals, and even Bjork in that insane wig – the whole thing is a performance piece, not just an album. It’s good to have Bjork back because Volta was a truly dreadful album that I want to erase from my memory.
For the new version of the album she worked with Leila, that is one of my favourite Bjork collaborators. The original version of Where is the line that they did together and was never released is one of m y most favourite Bjork songs ever. So I hope to have a bit of that dirtier sound in Biophilia too.