Last week, the Icelandic experimental singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Björk, cancelled several European tour dates and today, August 10th, she released a statement explaining her actions via Facebook.
i would like to thank everyone for the concert last night !!!!!! i have no words to describe how grateful i am for this tour : i would like to thank the crew and the promoters and the musicians and the management , the designers . and most of all my personal little team and the audience !!! these have truly been some of my most sublime moments !! singing this album has been intense and the internal clock of it different to the other ones . it has sort of had to behave in its own little way . both the urgency of the leak and now this sudden closure for reasons beyond my control is characteristic of that . i hope through the years i have earned enough tourkarma points to get your support for this .
i have started writing new songs and feel the best most natural pathway to go is to let this beast flow its natural course and start anew
It turns out, Björk’s newest album Vulnicura, contains songs that have proven to be too emotionally draining to perform each and every night infront of a live audience. The hit album was inspired by her breakup with longtime partner Matthew Barney and is overflowing with still very raw emotions and wounds. However, the young singer also announced that she has been hard at work on some new music that promises to be just as groundbreaking but possibly not so heartbreaking.
Despite the toll Björk’s performances may be taking on her, other aspects of her career are thriving. From releasing new videos for her singles “Black Lake” and “Stonemilker” to performing at Carnegie Hall, this artist has nothing to worry about in regards to her fan’s love and admiration for her.