Published Sep 17, 2017Björk just delivered her new single "The Gate," yet we've now already received its accompanying video. And it's more than a little fantastical, to say the least.
The video has been directed by frequent Björk collaborator Andrew Tomas Huang, and as you'll witness, it comes packed full of mesmerizing not-of-this-world imagery. Speaking to Nowness, Huang had this to say about the creation:
"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 channelled between the chests of two lovers. Not lovers in the quotidian romantic sense, but in a broader cosmological way. As a throughway into Björks new album, "The Gate" is a declaration of hope sung by a woman refracted and reformed into a luminous whole.
I am especially proud of this film as I feel it is a culmination of my five-year collaboration with Björk and James Merry. It's been such a nourishing three-way relationship and this film is the perfect synthesis of our brains and our hearts. Having Alessandro Michele's design as the centerpiece in this film is a dream.
You can watch the video for "The Gate" for yourself down below.
"The Gate" will appear on Björk's upcoming new album, called Utopia. It's expected out in November.