Björk has shared the visuals for her new song “The Gate.” Directed by frequent collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang, the video also features aesthetic contributions from Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. Huang described Björk’s latest visual offering to NOWNESS:
“’The Gate’ picks up where 2015’s Vulnicura left off. It is the first glimpse into Björk’s utopia. The doorway lies within the wound from Vulnicura, which now appears transformed into a prismatic portal channeled between the chests of two lovers. Not lovers in the quotidian romantic sense, but in a broader cosmological way. As a throughway into Björk’s new album, ‘The Gate’ is a declaration of hope sung by a woman refracted and re-formed into a luminous whole.”
In a Facebook Live interview with NOWNESS last week, the Icelandic artist revealed the name of her forthcoming album. “I think it’s going to be called Utopia. I can’t think of anything better,” she said. “The last album, we sort of call it ‘hell’ — it was like divorce. So we are doing paradise now. Utopia,” she added.
Utopia single “The Gate” will be released on limited edition vinyl this Friday, September 22. Pre-order it right here.
Revisit “notget” below.
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