It now appears that the reason for the cancelation of Björk’s concerts scheduled for the rest of the year, including two shows at Iceland Airwaves festival, is that the renowned singer overexerted herself in the making of her latest CD, Vulnicura. In a statement posted on her Facebook page August 8, she states:
“singing this album has been intense and the internal clock of it different to the other ones . it has sort of had to behave in its own little way . both the urgency of the leak and now this sudden closure for reasons beyond my control is characteristic of that . i hope through the years i have earned enough tourkarma points to get your support for this .
i have started writing new songs and feel the best most natural pathway to go is to let this beast flow its natural course and start anew”
Björk has described Vulnicura as a “complete heartbreak album” about the breakup of her longtime relationship with American multimedia artist Matthew Barney. It deals with the suffering before and after the dissolution of their relationship.