Björk performs on Day 9 of the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest on July 13, 2013, in Ottawa.
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By Nolan Feeney
January 20, 2015

Well, this sounds familiar: after an iconic artist’s new album leaks way ahead of schedule, she decides to make lemonade out of lemons by skipping the waiting period and putting her new music on iTunes right away.

Bjork’s Vulnicura wasn’t supposed to come out until March, but it leaked over the weekend — just days after the Icelandic singer announced the project. On Tuesday, Björk revealed in a quintessentially Björk note addressed to fans and “websitefolk” that the album would be available worldwide on iTunes within 24 hours. (Vulnicura doesn’t appear to be on the U.S. store yet, only the U.K. one so far through this link). She also explained the album’s origins as a breakup album (copied below as written on Björk’s profile):

Björk’s situation is not unlike Madonna’s, who put up six songs from the album Rebel Heart, due in March, on iTunes in December after various versions of the album sessions leaked online.

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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