Tuesday, July 26th 2011
Björk is charging towards Biophilia’s September 27th release date with full steam. Almost a week after the unveiling of her Biophilia iOS app, the Icelandic singer has released the video for the album’s first single, Crystalline.
Crystalline sees Björk and director Michel Gondry reunited once more (Gondry directed several of Björk’s previous videos as well), as they immerse themselves in the world of stop-motion. The warmly psychedelic video displays a moon-like terrain in outer-space, as the singer herself emerges above it in a hovering orb-like structure, looking down upon her creations: crystals growing from the ground, shapes constantly materializing and dissolving, and an under-current of truly magnificent hand-drawn illustration floating through time and space. It’s a bizarre and strangely apocalyptic video, and one that we will gladly accept from the unremitting innovator that is Björk.