New York magazine offers an exhaustive (if not exhaustingly long) feature on Björk’s new album “Biophilia,” including some revealing details about the Icelandic singer’s Henry Street home in Brooklyn Heights.
The Feb. 26 piece by Nitsuh Abebe shares that “Björk lives in a bright, orderly penthouse in Brooklyn Heights, at least during the third of the year when she’s not in Reykjavík or on tour. I manage to meet Björk in the most unmagical way possible: while exiting a typically narrow Brooklyn-apartment bathroom that she’s paused in front of.”
“Björk’s family has been in this apartment for two and a half years now. ‘I never thought I would ever move to such an urban city,’ she says. ‘I could never live in Manhattan. I’m too Icelandic for that. But there are incredible schools here.’ The schools are for Ísadóra, now 9, her daughter. The penthouse has windows looking out in all directions and takes in enough sunlight for eight to 10 more ordinary Brooklyn homes.
‘I get claustrophobic in urban situations,’ Björk says, ‘but at least here you have the option to relate to the sky.’ We sit in a nook off the kitchen, in which Isadora has drawn a season on each wall; there are polar bears, foxes, berries and women stacking bananas on a tropical island labeled ‘not Iceland.'”
Plow through the entire story in New York mag here.