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Björk delivers new "letter to my mother" "Ancestress"

22 September 2022, 11:32 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Björk has released "Ancestress", the third single from her upcoming album fossora, which she describes as "a letter to my mother".

"Ancestress" is described by Björk as a "letter to my mother, her story seen from my point of view," and will appear on fossora with previous singles "Atopos" and "Ovule". The new song, which features Björk's son Sindri on backing vocals, is teamed with a Andrew Thomas Huang-directed video.

In a recent interview Björk called fossora an "Iceland album", and said of the fungus theme of the new record, "It’s something that lives underground, but not tree roots. A tree root album would be quite severe and stoic, but mushrooms are psychedelic and they pop up everywhere. My fungus period has been bubbly and fun, with a lot of dancing, and the head-banging at the end of each song..."

fossora will follow Björk's 2017 album Utopia, and will feature 13 songs in total. It will include contributions from Serpentwithfeet, backing vocals from her son Sindri and daughter Doa, a poem Látra-Björg, an 18th-century fisherwoman and outcast, and more.

"Ancestress" is out now. Björk's fossora album arrives on 30 September via One Little Independent Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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