Björk Delivers Deeply Personal Letter to Mother ‘Ancestress’ From Upcoming ‘Fossora’ Album

Björk releases the third taster of her upcoming album Fossora, a deeply moving tribute to her late mother, Ancestress. The musician accompanies the new track with a video directed by Andrew Thomas Huang capturing a ritualistic funeral service in the Icelandic valleys.

Björk shares: “This song is a letter to my mother , her story seen from my point of view. It is written in chronological order , the first verse is my childhood and so on. Only recently did i discover that this song is probably somehow inspired by an icelandic song “grafskrift” which is somehow a very direct and patriarchial account of someones life. I probably wanted to approach this in a more feminine way. Her biological and emotional story, not her professions , partners or dates of birth and death.”

Björk has previously released Ovule and Atopos from the album which sees the Icelandic artist celebrate a connection to the earth and ground, making way for hallucinogenic fungi imagery. The full album arrives September 30th.

  1. Atopos
  2. Ovule
  3. Mycelia
  4. Sorrowful Soil
  5. Ancestress
  6. Fagurt Er í Fjörðum
  7. Victimhood
  8. Allow
  9. Fungal City
  10. Trölla-Gabba
  11. Freefall
  12. Fossora
  13. Her Mother’s House

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