In June, Björk made history by staging the world’s first virtual reality and 360-degree live stream, which led to the September opening of her first VR exhibition, Björk Digital, at London’s Somerset House. Now the experimental Icelandic artist has announced in a feature with Crack that she will release a full Vulnicura VR album, as well as a career-spanning songbook.
The VR album will most likely consist of the previously released videos created in support of Vulnicura, although details are still unknown. This will be the fourth version of Vulnicura to be released, following the original, all-strings acoustic and live versions. Additionally, Björk revealed that her career-spanning songbook is nearing completion after six years of work, but details for that composition are also being kept under wraps.
“VR seems like a stage where there can be direct communication between the musician and the listener,” Björk told Crack.
Björk Digital includes the singer-songwriter’s interactive 360-degree “Stonemilker” video, the Black Lake film and a VR video for “Notget.” Crack describes the difference between interactive and VR videos as “Stonemilker” being like FaceTiming Björk, while “Notget” represents a compartment in the artist’s mind that you can walk around in.