björk: lionsong taken from the new album vulnicura
the video was created in collaboration between björk, inez & vinoodh and visual effects production house framestore. framestore created two main effects in the stars and the glowing embers that surround björk, as well as enhancing the video’s other-worldliness by extending her legs to unnatural proportions. the exquisite coloring for the piece was done by tim masick of company 3, turning her into the exotic, red-toothed, bronze dancer.
vulnicura is available now on cd and vinyl
directed by: inez and vinoodh
lighting director: jodokus driessen
edited by: otto arsenault
executive producer: thecollectiveshift
stylist: mel ottenberg
make up: dick page
movement director: stephen galloway
producer: stephanie bargas / thecollectiveshift
producer: jeff lepine / vlmstudio
producer: jon barlow / vlmstudio
digital technician: brian anderson / vlmstudio
studio manager: marc kroop / vlmstudio
color by: tim masick / company3
vfx by: framestore
titles by: m/m (paris)
copyright 2015 vlmstudio / wellhart / one little indian
While the digital version of Björk's new album Vulnicura is already available, its physical counterpart doesn't arrive until later this month. Promoting the release, the Icelandic pop goddess has shared a new video.
Revisiting the album's "Lionsong," Björk has released a video that, unsurprisingly, features outlandish outfits and outstanding visual effects. Here, her heart beats intensely in her chest.
The video's directors Inez & Vinoodh said, "Björk's character for 'Lionsong' had to be smooth like a spider waiting in her web and seductive like a Balinese dancer cast in bronze. She is seen as if under a microscope, baring her heart while luring us inside the bloody galaxy of her own wound."