Björk, art pop’s whimsical patronus, announced a new album last month, one that’s kind of like being on Tinder, in that it’s “definitely about that search—and about being in love. Spending time with a person you enjoy on every level is obviously utopia, you know? I mean, it’s real. It’s when the dream comes real.” Although we’re not so sure about the dating app turning many dreams to reality, at least we now have a new single to give us a better idea of Björk’s new musical direction. Here’s “The Gate” (via Consequence Of Sound):
The reliably dreamy track is “essentially a love song,” Björk told Dazed magazine. But because this is Björk , this declaration of love is made “in a more transcendent way.” And where 2015's Vulnicura “was about a very personal loss,” the new, as-yet-untitled 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.” You can pick up the song on limited edition 12-inch vinyl starting September 22, but there’s no word yet on when the as-yet-untitled album will drop.