Bjork’s latest album “Vulnicura” contains some of her most intensely painful and personal work to date, and her video for “Lionsong” is capable of physically putting you on edge.
The pastel blue and yellow “feathers” that adorn Bjork’s outfit, now famous as the symbol of “Vulnicura,” looks like the fluffy stuff from milkweed pods, or dandelion fuzz.
The opening scene, of what looks like a steampunk heart chamber, beats and wanes uncertainly as Bjork sings, “Maybe he will come out of this, loving me.” She strokes her feathers lovingly.
Dressed in a shiny black space suit, Bjork appears suspended in white, floating, but still stuck in one place, another unnerving factor to the video. Bjork is only protected by a few colorful feathers, adding to her vulnerability. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself tensing up while watching it.