A leak back in January forced Björk to release her ninth studio album, Vulnicura, without warning a full two months ahead of schedule. But despite popping up on iTunes worldwide within days of the leak, the album has yet to appear on streaming services like Spotify -- and there's a reason for that.
"It's not about the money; it's about respect, you know?" the Icelandic musician said in an interview with Fast Company Thursday (Feb. 26). "Respect for the craft and the amount of work you put into it. But maybe Netflix is a good model. You go first to the cinema and after a while it will come to Netflix. Maybe that's the way to go with streaming. It's first physical and then maybe you can stream it later."
Björk also told FC that the leak was "a strange kind of blessing," weirdly enough.
"At that point I had had two years of things happening to me that I didn't want to happen to me, so my Buddhist muscle had been well exercised," she explained. "'Okay, another thing has happened to me that I didn't want to happen to me! I have no choice but to deal with it.' So in a strange way it was in the spirit of the album in that you don't have a choice."
In other Björk news, I love Björk.
Also, New York's Museum of Modern Art will be hosting a retrospective on her work from March 8 to June 7 of this year, which will feature a "new sound and video installation" for Vulnicura track "Black Lake."
Watch a trailer for the piece below.