was very much a break up album following Björk's split from artist Matthew Barney. Utopia
, however finds her moving on and the instrumentation reveals the Icelandic songstress' more optimistic mindset. She told Pitchfork
"Looking back now, the melodies on Vulnicura
are very sad, and there's short spaces between the notes. It's kind of paralyzed. The first song I wrote on this album, the opening song, 'Arisen My Senses,' is the opposite. The melody's like a constellation in the sky. It's almost like an optimist rebellion against the normal narrative melody. There's not one melody. It's like five melodies. I really loved that."