björk: lionsong

[wide][/wide] Björk shared her clip for the devastating “Lionsong,” from her bottomlessly sad new album Vulnicura. Her longtime collaborators Inez & Vinoodh directed the video, and it features Björk wearing the human-dandelion outfit from the Vulnicura cover art, her heart visibly beating out of her chest.

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Here’s how the directors describe the video: “Björk’s character for ‘Lionsong’ had to be smooth like a spider waiting in her web and seductive like a Balinese dancer cast in bronze. She is seen as if under a microscope, baring her heart while luring us inside the bloody galaxy of her own wound.” While you have to go to Björk’s MoMA exhibit to see her 3D video for album centerpiece “Black Lake,” this one is up online for all of us. Watch it

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