Björk’s ninth studio album, Utopia is out now via One Little Indian Records, and is available for purchase (including cryptocurrency) at https://bjork.lnk.to/utopia
The album is written by Björk with five of the 14 songs co-written by Arca and one co-written by Sarah Hopkins. All of the songs except one is co-produced by Arca. One of the songs is co-produced by Rabit. Björk formed a twelve piece, Icelandic, all-women flute orchestra, which she arranged for and conducted.
She also wrote an arrangement for Hamrahlíðarkórinn, a choir conducted by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir. The album was edited and structured by Björk on Pro Tools. It was engineered by Bergur Þórisson, Bart Migal and Chris Elms. It was mixed by Heba Kadry and Marta Salogni and mastered by Mandy Parnell.
The album cover was created by Jesse Kanda, in collaboration with Björk, James Merry and makeup artist Hungry. The rest of the album artwork features new digital illuminations and typography from MM Paris.
Björk is also the first artist to use cryptocurrency in a meaningful way, making her album available to buy with Bitcoin (BTC), Audiocoin (ADC), Litecoin (LTC) and Dashcoin (DASH) – all now valid currency in her online store.
Andrew Thomas Huang directed video to “The Gate,” the first track released from the album:
The video to “Blissing Me,” the second single, is directed by Tim Walker and Emma Dalzell, featuring makeup by Hungry and shot in one single take in Iceland: