Björk has provided a taste of her new album Utopia with a trippy video for "The Gate."
The first single from the Icelandic singer's ninth album, "The Gate" was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, with Björk on creative direction with
It's "the first glimpse into Björk’s utopia,” Huang said. Which means being reborn as a person made of refracting rainbows like some sort of otherworldly acid dream.
Björk considers the LP as a companion to 2014’s Vulnicura. And Huang elaborates: “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 Bjork’s new album, ‘The Gate’ is a declaration of hope sung by a woman refracted and re-formed into a luminous whole,” Huang continued.
It's a beautifully shot video, sparkling and imaginative, pushing visual effects in music videos to new heights. Watch below.