Pinch me because I’m dreaming and I’m dreaming of Christmas morning. What a treat Björk’s new music video for the first single from her upcoming album is. Crystalline itself is a stunning piece of musical artistry with her signature out-of-this-world lyrics rife with beautiful imagery and thought-provoking metaphors. Plus there’s some really fun xylophone (I think?) going on. And then the video. It’s genius. A giant orange afro-like mop of hair. Laser beams. Gemstones growing out of moon craters. Crazy ass neon patterns scribbled across the sky. It’s pretty wacky. But in the best possible way.
Only Björk would create a video that looks like the radioactive highlighter exploded in outer space. And I love her for it. She consistently produces mind-bogglingly eccentric, innovative, and 100% individualistic music and videos, and because of that, she’s such a huge inspiration to me. I would love to look inside that brain of hers. What a place it must be.
On a bit of a side note, raise your hand if you’re as ridiculously excited as I am for all the awesome music that’s being released in the next month or so? Feist, M83, Tori Amos, Ladytron, and, of course, Björk. I could pee my pants from excitement!
First image via WeHeart. Screencaps by me from YouTube.