History of Touches

Album: Vulnicura (2015)
  • The Vulnicura album outlines the dissolution of Björk's relationship with her longtime partner, the artist Matthew Barney. This last-chance love song finds her lying awake in bed, recalling all the intimate moments when the couple were touching one another.
  • The watery synthesizer chords were programmed by Venezuelan producer Arca, (aka Alejandro Ghersi, who previously worked with Kanye West and FKA Twigs). He helmed six of the album's nine tracks. Bjork told French magazine Les Inrocks that her collaboration with Arca was a result of the producer getting in contact with her in 2013. "It was a year and a half ago. At the time I had never listened to his work with FKA Twigs or Kanye West. But I enjoyed it immediately. He came to see me in Iceland. After that, it was very quick – we didn't stop working on the album," she said.
  • Arca was born in 1990 making him 25 years younger than Björk. When asked whether it was important for her to work with someone very young, she responded: "No, age is just a detail. When we met, it was a simple meeting of two music nerds. We swapped playlists, talked a lot. There was a connection."
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