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  • 2017-09-18
  • MUSIC
  • Björk Premieres New Music Video for “The Gate”
  • Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk dropped a new music video for "The Gate". The song was released on September 15 from her forthcoming ninth studio album "Utopia", which will be released in November 2017. It was written and produced by Björk and Arca.
    The video was directed by long-time collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang and featured dress by Gucci's Alessandro Michele and masks by James Merry.
    The video reminds us of James Cameron's film "The Abyss" and Katy Perry's video "E.T."

    She wrote about the new song on Facebook;
    “The Gate is essentially a love song, but I say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way. Vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and I think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. It’s about rediscovering love—but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.”

    About the video, Andrew Thomas Huang said;
    "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 Bjork’s new album, ‘The Gate’ is a declaration of hope sung by a woman refracted and re-formed into a luminous whole."
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    The new album follows up "Vulnicura", which was released in 2015. She described about the new album last year in an interview with AnOther Magazine.
    "I’m writing my next thing. I’m still allowing myself to be a submarine; I don’t totally have the view of it yet. It’s funny, each album is different for me. Like, what comes first? With this one it’s maybe the melodies. This is very abstract, but the melodies have a similar kind of shape. But it’s really early on, and I don’t even know if I should say, but I have got three songs down with Alejandro (Arca), who I worked with on the last album (2015’s Vulnicura) The last album, we sort of call it “hell” – it was like divorce! So we are doing paradise now. Utopia. We have done hell, we have earned some points."

  • source : Pitchfork
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