Album Circuit Closed on Volta Cover!
posted by April 2 at 6:34 AMon
And the first single, “Earth Intruders,” will be available for digital download April 9—a week from today. The cover posted yesterday is likely CD2 of the two-part single formatting.
What did you expect: stilettos and an asymmetrical club top from Forever 21? Shame on you! She told Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy:
“It’s sort of trying to put out some good vibes for the little princesses out there. There are actually other things than losing a glass slipper. I mean, part of it was having a little daughter and realizing, what are we telling girls? All these books out there about finding your prince. All these little girls, all they want to do is be pretty and find their prince, and I’m like, what happened to feminism here?”
And about the photoshoot itself:
“I also wanted to have some sort of shaman sort of voodoo thing, to get rid of a lot of tension. But in a happy way, not as a destructive thing, more like a celebration.”[…]
[…]”It was a magical atmosphere in the photo shoot. It was kind of fun, because it wasn’t about me, it was about this sort of spirit of— like a woman who is kind of…into rave, no I’m just kidding. Like, a sort of celebration of that ancient, but at the same time kind of neon.”
In case you missed the news yesterday, here’s a 15-second sample of the actual song (with vocals).
UPDATE: There is no word on how these photos actually fit into the various release formats. The Exploding Earth Bigfoot cover may, in fact, be the limited edition/digipack release with the interior containing photos of the shaman/crochet Björk, each with her wielding flames that spell out the separate letters in V-O-L-T-A. The standard release of the album may only feature the Volcano Head (upper right) and no orange French door package, as this seems to be more in keeping with her close-up portrait-style covers of the past.