After break-up album, Bjork 'moves on' in new music

Icelandic singer Bjork holding a press conference in this Nov 6, 2008, file photo in Brussels.
Icelandic singer Bjork holding a press conference in this Nov 6, 2008, file photo in Brussels. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - The Icelandic singer Bjork has said that she will soon release a new album.

The avant-garde diva got rave reviews for her last album Vulnicura, which detailed the pain of her split from the renowned American artist Matthew Barney.

"I am excited to share with you that my new album is coming out very soon," she said in a handwritten note to fans posted on Twitter and Facebook on Aug 2.

Bjork, 51, has a 14-year-old daughter with Barney, 50 - best known for The Cremaster Cycle of films. The couple broke up in 2013, with the album appearing little over a year later.

Although the title of the new album has yet to be revealed, fans can already pre-order it on the singer's website.

Californian artist and film-maker Andrew Thomas Huang, who worked with Bjork on Vulnicura, has told reporters the new album is "future-facing in a hopeful way that I think is needed right now".

"We just want to evolve what we did in Vulnicura, which was so personal and introspective," he added.