Step inside the utopia.
Björk has shared the music video for ‘The Gate’ – the first taste of her forthcoming album Utopia.
Directed by long-time collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang, with creative direction by Björk (who wears a custom Gucci gown), Alessandro Michele and James Merry, the video – which premiered on NOWNESS – offers “the first glimpse into Björk’s utopia,” according to Huang.
He continues: “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.”
‘The Gate’ is the first single to be taken from the Icelandic star’s ninth album, which is co-produced by Arca. Björk has described the LP as a companion to 2014’s Vulnicura.
“The last album, we sort of call it ‘hell’ — it was like divorce. So we are doing paradise now. Utopia,” she said. She has also called it her “Tinder record.” The album is due out in November.
‘The Gate’ is also being released as a limited edition 12″ vinyl on September 22 – pre-order a copy now.