Fans will soon get a chance to swipe right on a new Björk record.
The 51-year-old singer announced Wednesday that she’s hard at work on a ninth album, and revealed a very unlikely inspiration for the collection of tunes: the dating app Tinder.
The new record, which she described as her “Tinder record” to Dazed and Confused magazine, will be “about that search” for love.
“Spending time with a person you enjoy on every level is obviously utopia,” she said. “I mean, it’s real. It’s when the dream becomes real.”
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The as-yet-untitled album’s hopeful theme is a far cry from her critically acclaimed last effort in 2015, “Vulnicura.”
That album, which was her first since she split in 2013 with longtime partner Matthew Barney, received rave reviews for its emotional poignancy and themes of heartbreak.
“I set myself up with the last album being a heartbreak album, so everyone’s gonna be like, ‘Are you married?’ with this one,” she said. “But…it’s too fragile still. I think, if I could, I’d just say this is my dating album. Let’s just leave it there.”
The new album has yet to get a release date, but Björk said Wednesday that fans can expect to hear the new tracks “very soon.”
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