Björk – The Gate, Her Latest Music Video
Watch the official video for The Gate from Björk’s upcoming album, originally premiered on Nowness. “It’s kind of like All is Full of Love II”
For the first release from her forthcoming new album, co-produced by Arca, Björk has teamed up with a super-troupe of contributors to create a hallucinogenic new video. Director Andrew Thomas Huang envisions a kaleidoscopic world inhabited by the singer-songwriter, who is clad in an iridescent otherworldly garment designed by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.
‘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.’ –
Björk stream, download, or grab the gate on vinyl here: https://bjork.lnk.to/the-gateYT video credits: director: andrew thomas huang creative directors: björk, james merry, andrew thomas huang & alessandro michele executive producers: tom berendsen, sara greco, kevin shapiro & tai thittichai producers: sara nassim & jeremy hartman cinematographer: oliver millar production designer: grace alie gown by alessandro michele headpiece by james merry choreographer: nina mcneely avatar dancer: leo morimune makeup by andrew gallimore hair by johnny stuntz visual effects by wolf & crow executive producer & managing director: kevin shapiro vfx lead: adam swaab cg lead: matt berenty, compositing lead: matt lavoy character animation lead: mitch gonzalez 2d animator: kevin stein colorist: mark wilenkin
The Gate’ is the first release from her new album Utopia, coming in November.
The album is her first since 2015’s Vulnicura and she recently described it: “It’s about that search (for utopia) – and about being in love. Spending time with a person you enjoy on every level is obviously utopia, you know? I mean, it’s real. It’s when the dream becomes real.”
Björk collaborator Andrew Thomas Huang described it as “future facing”.
“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.