I got really lucky. I’m not religious but I must have earned some good karma at some point, because as one thing got taken away from me, Alejandro [Ghersi, aka Arca] came. [smiles, tears up]…He’s the most generous, funny person I’ve ever met. It was such a contrast, the most fun music-making I’ve ever had, with the most tragic subject matter. Somehow, he could just take it on.
So it’s no wonder that the two artists will be teaming up again to create the infamously experimental pop star’s next album. In a conversation with writer and comedian Julia Davis, published by AnOther Mag, Björk offered some exciting details on her forthcoming project:
I’m writing my next thing…But it’s really early on, and I don’t even know if I should say, but I have got three songs down with Alejandro [Ghersi, AKA Arca], who I worked with on the last album [Vulnicura]. The last album, we sort of call it “hell” — it was like divorce! So we are doing paradise now. Utopia. We have done hell, we have earned some points.
Arca’s own new album Reverie is due out sometime this year.