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Björk has premiered a new song called “Ancestress,” a track from her upcoming album, Fossora.

The seven-minute epic is about the Icelandic artist’s late mother, who died in 2018.

“‘Ancestress’ is a letter to my mother, her story seen from my point of view,” Björk says.

You can listen to “Ancestress” now via digital outlets. Its accompanying video, which finds Björk leading an elaborately costumed ritual through the mountains, is streaming now on YouTube.

Fossora, Björk’s 10th studio effort, will be released September 30. It also includes the previously released songs “Atopos” and “Ovule.”

In other Björk news, the “Human Behavior” artist, who previously lived in New York, shares in an interview with Pitchfork that she’s returned home to Iceland due to the “violence” in the U.S.

“The violence in the USA is on a scale I can’t even fathom,” Björk says. “And having a daughter that’s half-American in school [in New York], 40 minutes away from Sandy Hook…”

“When we are here, I absorb all of Iceland,” she adds. “If one person is killed in the north, we all hurt. It’s an island mentality. In the States, just being a simple islander, all the violence was just too much for me.”

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