Björk announces new single “The Gate,” calls on her legion of costume designers to stand at the ready

Björk announces new single “The Gate,” calls on her legion of costume designers to stand at the ready
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I’m one of those people who doesn’t measure time in years, but in Björk album cycles. As a child, I learned to read during the hubbub around Post, I still remember my first kiss near the middle of Vespertine’s lifespan, and when I graduated high school mid-Volta, I was overjoyed about my bright future of Björk albums to come. But I’m more excited than ever today; because in no time, I’ll be able to start a new chapter of my life. That’s right: Björk’s new album is coming out at some point very soon!

But while we wait for that major announcement (which was announced with a more minor announcement last month), Björk has provided us with another minor-major announcement (one that’s nonetheless more minor than that other major announcement we’re waiting for): it’s a new single!!

Wait, what? “Where’s the embedded streaming media player?” you say? No, you can’t listen to it yet (sorry :/ ). But, if it makes you feel any better, you can listen to me while I tell you that it’s called “The Gate” and that it’s coming out very soon — September 18, to be precise (as I know Björk would want us to be).

Here’s what it’s all about, according to the artist herself:

the gate is essentially a love song, but i say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way. vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and i think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. it’s about rediscovering love – but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.

Oh Björk, you’re gonna make ME write a love song about THIS love song!

Pre-orders for the single-sided (get it?) 12” vinyl version of “The Gate” (which releases September 22 through One Little Indian Records) are now open, but you better hurry your little Björk-less butt over to this hyperlink, because it’s supposedly “a very limited run.” In the meantime, look at that dope, typically-Björkian album art! (Isn’t it DOPE?) And of course, from all of us here at TMT, allow me to wish you a Happy Forthcoming New Album!

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